One of the difficult things in a time of crisis is to attend to tasks we are responsible for in the various areas of our lives and still be responsive to others when another request is made for our time or effort. This requires us to redirect our priorities, inform others of potential task reordering, and making sure that we remember the responsibilities we have. This current world wide virus has indeed worked itself into every aspect of our lives and placed itself and the requirements to deal with it high on our daily thoughts and actions. This brings to mind a previous generation, among many, that took responsibility seriously and responded. On December 7, 1941 my dad was stationed at Ft. Clark, Texas as a soldier in the 112th Calvary (yes... still a mounted unit). On that day, he was assigned to look after the horses on the polo field while the General played polo. Suddenly a soldier on a motorcycle came across the field and told the General of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Immediately the picture changed this unit...and this unit and many others were now responsive to the call for defense of our country. Although costly, many soldiers died or were wounded...my dad among the wounded...with God’s help, freedom was sustained. That is where we are today...now answering a call to work together to defeat a powerful enemy. The enemy this time is unseen except for the effects that this enemy has on the world...and even world leaders are fighting personal battles against it. So, we must remain responsive to what is going on in this war against the virus and at the same time remember our responsibilities to God, family and neighbors. Let us never forget the good that many have done for us who wear the uniforms of the medical field, first responders and the military. Let us be reminded each day of those with Christ who did not respond when He faced the cross, instead they forsook Him. Let us maintain responsibility in our lives and be responsive to the new needs we now see. But, most of all, let us always be responsive to God.