Today our state begins the transition from COVID-19 isolation to “normal,” whatever that is. Your state may be different, but the gate is open. I admit, I approach the gate very cautiously, looking carefully in every direction. Is it safe to wander beyond the confines of my yard?

I found a few verses that will be helpful in these next weeks of transition.

Don’t long for “the good old days.” This is not wise.

Ecclesiastes 7:10

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.

James 1:19-20

Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

Proverbs 10:19

Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

As you head out the gate today for new adventures, remember these admonitions and give grace to those you encounter!

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