There's something very telling about these COVID-19 times that as a society we just can't miss. Regardless of whether or not you believe what I believe, my faith is holiness and I believe the scriptures don't talk about being anything other than holy, but spiritual beliefs aside, I think most normal human beings believe in responsibility - for our own actions, and certainly the actions of others. We have never in recent history experienced as a nation what we are experiencing with this virus and it calls for true leadership-the expertise of qualified professionals and expert opinions about where we are and where we need to be going understanding that mistakes are going to be made. Knowing this, all of us, especially those in leadership, have to be ready and willing to say, when we say or do something that isn't right: My bad, I'm sorry, I made a mistake. I've said those words so many times when I was caring for both my deceased sister and daddy- when I was just so tired, or frustrated or even mad about something or about everything and I thank God that I was able to do so. I believe that when true repentance comes from the heart, most people are willing to forgive or at least acknowledge the effort to right what may have been a wrong- unintentionally or otherwise. These times more than ever are going to require humility, selflessness, patience, and understanding. The Word says this in 2 Chronicles 7:14: IF my people, who are called by my name would humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal the land. IF, is the operative word here. The Lord turns a deaf ear to those lifted up, arrogant, and proud. When the country's chief leader CAN'T EVER admit or acknowledge mistakes and wrong doing, how can that person ever expect to be a true leader of the people. Trust and believe, contrary to what may appear to be the new norm, CHARACTER matters and some people shouldn't lead a one car funeral. That being said, November is right around the corner people and its time for our nation to say: our bad Lord, we're sorry Lord, help us right this wrong. Amen.