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Our Better Angels

Updated on March 30, 2020
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Demas holds the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Christian walks are unique."

What heroes are doing.

A rose for our heroes.
A rose for our heroes. | Source

They serve, but not just patients.

In contemplating and writing a recent Hub here on Hub Pages, I was led to understand the deeper truths of what our health care heroes (cleaning crews, and other public servants included) are achieving when they selflessly serve others.

Here is what the writers of the Holy Bible might have me draw attention to.

The scriptures include that we are admonished to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Those workers have shown their courage of overcoming their personal fears and concerns, to selflessly serve others in desperate need of the services their actions provide.

The scriptures acknowledge that their harvest is great, even though they themselves and their co-workers are few in number.

It is potentially a great comfort, no matter their personal outcomes, that they can know they are letting their lights so shine before men, that men and women can see their efforts to save others, and glorify God in heaven for His sons' and daughters' willingness to endanger their own safety, for their love of others.

In doing so, they exemplify the very love of Christ, and of God, who the Bible tells us sacrificed so much for each one of us.

Look at a first rose of this spring, and contemplate a prayer of thanks that in this modern world there still exist so many selfless people we can all look up to.


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    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is a bummer that I cannot even see my medical friends at 6 ft. These tough son's of gun's.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      I totally agree with you. I am so proud of all our health workers, shop workers and so on. They are all amazing!

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England


    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      14 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      We might call all that "Devotion To Each Other".

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      Yes, we have many selfless people here too of course. The medical staff and all the other hospital workers, the care-home staff, those who care in the community, and the hundreds of thousands who have volunteered to help our NHS and others. Amazing, all of them. We pray they are valued and spared from the virus.


    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      14 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      We have a niece in public health service named Julie who has contracted the COVID-19 virus. As prayers do so much good, please pray for her, and for those mentioned here who do so much for so many.


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