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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: ENABLE
Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO.
As we approach the one-year marker since much of the world shut down due to COVID-19, I have been struck once again by the many privileges and opportunities that I often took for granted in my upbringing, and continue to take for granted even now.
I listen to news reports about the significant disparities in internet access across the country, particularly how students and teachers without access have been affected during periods of virtual learning.
I hear reports of healthcare disparities, of limited access and lesser quality care for people of color, of black people dying at higher rates than those of other races for various reasons.
I think of single moms and working moms with children at home who can’t find childcare.
I think of the many factors and ultimately the Lord’s grace, kindness, and mercy that have enabled me to live a life of comfort and abundance, of peace, safety, health, and ease. Of access to the gospel, freedom to worship, and biblical preaching.
I’ve taken these things for granted, forgetting that so many in this country and across the world have not had it so easy. And I ask myself, “How can I use my privilege for good?”
Join the link-up below to share your own five-minute freewrite on the prompt, ENABLE, then visit your link-up neighbor to read their post and leave an encouraging comment!