Last week, my wife, Olivia, and I volunteered at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic run by Ramsey County Public Health at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills.
Dozens of Public Health staff joined with community volunteers assembled through the county’s Medical Reserve Corps to provide vaccine to almost 800 people.
As a retired public health employee, I was astounded by the professionalism and kindness exhibited by the well orchestrated mix of public health and medical professionals and community volunteers.
In these so challenged times, I believe this experience demonstrated at least for a day the truth of President Biden’s statement that, when we put our minds to it, there is nothing we cannot do together.
Let us all commit to working together on COVID, as well as so many other challenges that we face, respecting each other, and caring about and for one another.
Indeed, there is so much that we can accomplish when we give our all, together.
Donald Gault , Roseville
Let’s remove our own planks first
Jesus Christ, the greatest teacher, has a message for our country and the current state of cancel culture and widespread hypocrisy.
How can you say to another, “Let me take the speck out of your eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to remove the speck from another’s eye” (Matthew 7:5).
Perhaps it is time for all of us to look inward, make the changes that will truly help our world to heal. Constant judging of those who think differently or act differently is not helping to heal this divided nation. Let’s remove our own planks first … then let the healing begin.
Sharon L. Blatzheim, Apple Valley
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