Dear Friends of B.R.A.I.N.,
No one knows better than a brain injury survivor how difficult it is to navigate an unexpected incident in life. We are all presented with an unexpected crisis, the virus that is infecting the entire world. We get our information from the news, yet often the news can produce more anxiety than the reality of what is happening. I want to be able to lend truth and compassion during this time of hardship. Our country has survived many catastrophes but none that were a surprise to Almighty God. Of course, I trust Him throughout this, but He has given us strong minds of decision and precaution and it is because of that fact that I am making the decision to close B.R.A.I.N. for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16th, 2020 through Monday, March 30th, 2020. Prior to re-opening, we will be in communication with you regarding the status of our organization. The building will be closed, but our offer of prayer for you is wide open. Take care of yourself. Use this time to meditate, make goals, cook, read, rest and drink lots of warm water! Wash your hands and home surfaces often and keep your mind on things above and not of this world. We will all be together soon. Above all, do not become angry, frustrated or full of blame like so many who have become hoarders. It never helps to take part in such attitudes.
A speech by C. S. Lewis after WW2 says the following, “In the aftermath of WW2, people worried about being annihilated by the atomic bomb. C. S. Lewis wrote an essay entitled On Living in an Atomic Age that seems timely for us to consider. Lewis said that there were three basic human responses to a frightening crisis. First, is to commit suicide – Kill yourself. During the 1940’s and 1950’s many Brits found no hope and took their own lives. Second, is to pack as much pleasure into the time you have left.
Seeking pleasure to ease one’s mind is only heightened when one discovers that pleasure is an empty pursuit. The third response was to realize that we live in a fallen world and live rationally and humanly. The important question, says Lewis, is not whether or how we will die but if in the meantime we will be doing “sensible” and “human” things like “praying, working . . . reading, listening to music, bathing the children.”
We calmly take care of ourselves and others. Thank you for listening and for your cooperation. God bless us all.
This article was released by B.R.A.I.N.