May 3, 2020

The Church and Pandemics
Rev. Hardy H. Kim

“Now when a deadly epidemic strikes, we should stay where we are, make our preparations, and take courage in the fact that we are mutually bound together (as previously indicated), so that we might not desert one another or flee from one another. First, we can be sure that God’s punishment has come upon us, not only to chastise us for our sins but also to test our faith and love—our faith in that we may see and experience how we should act toward God; our love in that we may recognize how we should act toward our neighbor."

—Martin Luther, How Should a Christian Act During a Deadly Epidemic?