FTP - COVID & Christmas

Bill Hancock
Runnels County Register

Is anyone besides me tired of this Covid stuff? I have had it and I know it is real, but how long is this invisible killer going to attack us. I spoke with a church member currently experiencing the various symptoms the Covid has to offer. She told me her doctor has over one hundred patients and he said not one of them is like the other. This Covid can attack your body in many ways. It can hurt your head or your body or both in many different ways. It can make your life miserable and is slow to heal. Please respect this illness and wear your mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing.  It is a mysterious and invisible killer. I hope this new super sermon will be available soon.  The logistics of getting the serum out to hospitals and keeping it at x degrees below zero brings on hundreds of challenges. I just hope it works and works sooner rather than later.  Channel change.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?  I know as we grow older our tastes change, but still some movies never go out of style. One of my favorites is Jimmy Stewart in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. I cry every time I watch it. Another movie my wife and I watch is ‘White Christmas’. For decades we watched it with our best friends at their house and had popcorn and hot chocolate as we spoke the lines of characters as they spoke them on the screen. Red and Sabre would sing the ‘sisters’ song together.  We would grinch at some of the songs and the cheesey dances they would do, but that was part of the fun of watching the movie with friends. We lost Guy this year, so that movie experience will not be the same. Traditions and families change. This is all the more reason to respect the Covid and practice good health habits. Please keep praying for rain.

Be Well, Gary K

Gary Karschner is the pastor at Miles First United Methodist Church

Gary Karschner is the past or Miles First United Methodist Church. Any opinions or views expressed by Rev. Karschner in his article do not necessarily represent the opinion or views of the Runnels County Register, USA Today or Gannett Media.