Bishop: Hold strain

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YOU WON’T LOSE your life by not drinking alcohol or not eating at your favourite fast food restaurant. That admonition came from Anglican Bishop Michael Maxwell today as he encouraged Barbadians to hold strain on some of their desires as the country combats the coronavirus (COVID-19) with the continued shutdown of non-essential services.

He was speaking during a live Easter Sunday service broadcast from his home. Maxwell acknowledged there might be some people who were “suffering” due to some of the restrictions, but stressed now was not the time to give in.

“Some of us may be suffering from being home for ‘too long’ and may be dying to go for a ride, a drive, a job, a long walk or to the gym.

“There may also be some of us – and I know I may mash some corns or touch some nerves – who are dying for a shot of brandy, whisky or maybe a drink of rum because the stock at home has run out and the authorities have banned the sale of alcohol at this time. Some of us may also be dying for fast food.

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