Priest: Mr. President, we don’t need to open churches to practice our faith – CNN

In Friday’s blog, Watch and Pray, I expressed that God does not require us to place ourselves in harm’s way to serve Him. Finally, we have someone who is not yielding to the political pressure of reopening our churches prematurely.

So, why are healthcare professionals so fixated on the practice of Stay-at-Home when we are in an Economic Recession?

Currently, in the US, there is a practice of Ventilator Rationing in which the patient is evaluated for the probability of a full recovery. If the indicators point to yes, then Intubation and placement on the Ventilator are initiated along with pharmacological intervention.  If not then the patient is treated with comfort measures, supplemental oxygen, and medications to manage their symptoms and the course of the disease plays out that may lead to death.

The average recovery time for the Coronavirus infection is 11-15 days. For an Upper Respiratory Infection, that is a long time to suffer, especially if you did not qualify for Ventilator placement.

COVID-19 attacks the lungs by creating secretions that block the normal mechanisms of the Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Exchange of the Respiratory system. The virus also attacks the cells that are responsible for fighting against viral and bacterial invaders. Also, the Immune system may or may not be strong enough to fight the virus, even in those deemed by Medical providers to have the chance for a complete recovery. This is a simplified explanation of the complexity of the havoc that the Coronavirus causes on the body.

There are also residual effects that many people are suffering post-recovery. The lungs are easily damaged by diseases that attack the Respiratory system. Our cells, tissues, and organs depend on the nourishment that oxygen supplies and the effective removal of Carbon Dioxide to function.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Be proactive and protect yourself. Trust in God and do not be deceived by the pressure to choose, “Wealth over your Health.” God has promised to care for you.

Pray for guidance and Stay Safe.

Sonya RN

© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2020, No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes without the written permission of the author.

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Honoring those who said, “Good-bye.”

The History of Memorial Day
It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers. During that first national commemoration, former Union Gen.

Reflect on those who willingly dedicated themselves and gave their lives that we could enjoy the freedom that many have never experienced.

This Memorial Day, we must also acknowledge the pain and suffering of the families of 345, 467 individuals who lost the battle to the most devastating attack on humanity: The Coronavirus!

COVID-19 continues its battle against our most effective defense, our Immune system, by attacking our Soldier cells by infiltrating and changing the DNA, rendering it powerless.

These words were part of a Memorial service of an individual who succumbed to the Coronavirus; its purpose is to remind those of us who are still alive that we must do our part in protecting our health by making sacrifices.


The current Death toll of 345,467 is one that will sear our minds as one of the most tragic events that humanity has faced from a global perspective. Not that suffering throughout the centuries can be minimized; however, we anticipate that others will say their final goodbyes during this pandemic.

As the flowers differ in physical beauty, we also vary externally; even so, we share the same physiological framework and psychological characteristics that define us as the human race, and that will always be our common thread. Reflecting on the loss of others empowers us to extend ourselves for the good of humanity.

We extend heartfelt condolences to all of the families who have lost loved ones.

So prepare your mind for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 1 Peter 1:13

Goodbye always leaves us with pain, but it never takes away our hope that the best is yet to come.

© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2020, No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes without the written permission of the author.