Our Better Angels
What heroes are doing.
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.