In his first address as president Franklin Roosevelt said.
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert
retreat into advance.”
America was facing mass unemployment, manufacturing and farming had collapsed and banks were failing. Today we face a crisis on the same scale but Roosevelt knew that the Depression would hurt America whereas fear would destroy it.
As we face up to the challenges of the next weeks and months we need to have faith, not only that we are in God’s good hands, but that by working together, sharing clear information and following advice, we can come through this.