Giving thanks in Omelas 👣

Two days ago the Mormon prophet, Russell M. Nelson, released a special message for the Church. “As a doctor, I know the value of good therapy. So, dear friends, may I prescribe two activities to help us experience the healing power of gratitude.” COVID-19 ravages cardiovascular systems. President Nelson is a cardiovascular surgeon—I can think of several activities that would makes sense for doctor-cum-prophet to prescribe: a mask mandate for his religious followers, a dictum to spend holidays with only the people you live with, no indoor gatherings of any kind.

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