A friend invited me out to a bar downtown this past weekend for dinner and drinks. Needless to say, it was a total disaster. There was zero prudence going on with regard to the coronavirus, and as I watched this fiasco of no masks and social distancing take place, anxiety began to rise in me.
The whole situation did not seem safe during a pandemic.
Fortunately, I was among the lucky. The person at the door would not let me in. They were over-capacity. I kept missing the opportunities to get in the door, and after an hour, I considered it God's protection. I heard this whisper deep within: This is not a good idea.
I went home.
Yes, I wanted to be with my friends. I wanted to enjoy a Saturday night. I wanted to feel normal again like everyone else. I wanted to feel community again.
But God was calling me to grow in prudence, and I think He is calling all of us to that.
My friends, look deep inside you. There is a call to not risk it for yourself or for others. Answer that call. Listen. Respond. Let it be a lesson of growing in prudence.