The past month has been a month of firsts! It was the first time America as a nation was shut down, and also a first for the church in the United States as they observed Passover instead of celebrated it. Pentecost, which is 50 days after Easter, falls on May 31st this year and I talked to an economist who said that if the American recovery is to happen at all, businesses need to reopen by May 31st. I believe we as Christians are the decisive actors in this drama.
There’s other news coming from the blue states. Kansas City Mayor, Quinton Lucas (D), just warned every church to be prepared to turn in “a detailed list of every person who enters their building for services, including name, phone number, and address, so city officials can use it for surveillance and tracking purposes. Failure to comply could result in UP TO 6 MONTHS IN JAIL and the CHURCH being completely SHUT DOWN.”