While ultimately the physical component of COVID-19 has rightfully been the primary focus as millions around the world have suffered from the disease, the mental aspect of either having it or coming into contact with it hasn’t been talked about nearly as much.
“He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:3-4 (NKJV)
Every Saturday in our Professional Profile we pose the question, “What do you enjoy about Columbia and Marion County?” As Sports Editor Joshua Campbell, who conducts those interviews, has noted, without fail the reply is it’s a small town where everyone knows everyone.
Dr. Carey Wright, the state superintendent of education, calls her plan to gear up for continued distance learning in the fall a “life-changing opportunity for the children of Mississippi.”
It’s also an opportunity to blow a whole lot of money.