Friday Coffee with PJ

It's that time of the week again. So go ahead and pour a cup of your favorite Joe. And as you enjoy it, think on these random thoughts.

1. Kaci Hickox is a nurse. But she is not just any nurse. She just may be the most talked about nurse in America right now. If her name doesn't ring a bell let me remind you of who she is. She recently spent time in West Africa treating Ebola patients. Upon arrival back in the states, she was placed in a tent under quarantine for three days at the Newark airport. During that time she went on record as believing her constitutional rights were being violated. Since being released from that quarantine, she has returned to her home in Maine. She is under orders to remain at home. But in a newscast which I saw Wednesday evening, she made it clear in no uncertain terms that she had no intentions of doing so. Even as I am writing this blog post, I just saw an Internet report that she left her home this morning to take a bicycle ride. Now… I am no health expert. And I know that there are some health experts who say a quarantine for those returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa is not necessary. Even our president does not believe it is necessary. My question in all this is simply: what has happened common sense? Can this nurse who is being so defiant, insisting on her own rights, be absolutely certain that she is not infected with the Ebola virus? She needs to learn, and all of us need to be reminded, that our own individual rights extend only as far as our nose. The stakes are high, and if we make any error it needs to be on the side of caution. And as for Kaci's attitude, on the one hand I am somewhat surprised that someone who would sacrifice to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients would on her return display such a selfish attitude. We, too, must beware of self-centeredness. It is after all the default setting of our fallen humanity.

2. Eric Frein has been on the run since September 12th. That's 49 days that he has been able to elude police. Of course, there are number of reasons for this. The area where he is hiding is quite remote. In addition, he has had at least two years in the planning of this horrendous crime and his plan to hide - so no one knows how many hiding places he had carefully prepared. However the day is coming, when he will be found. Law-enforcement will continue their search and will not stop until they get their man. In a similar way, humanity is running from God. But there is coming a day when God will also get his man. And when I use the word "man" I am referring to all of humanity. The Bible's final book describes the scene in Revelation 20:11-15. If you have any questions about your readiness to face God, please take some time to check out, Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face. 

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