Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Christian churches and places of worship have been forced to refrain from holding in-person services.  Some Christians have argued that now, more than ever, parish members need to come together for strength.  While the Christian faith holds the concept of community near and dear to its heart, believers are torn on whether they should stay home and quarantine or return to the house of the Lord.

Easter Sunday was difficult for Christians across the nation.  For many, this was the first time in their entire lives that they had not attended services celebrating Christ’s resurrection.  Devout Christian, Sherin Thawer, was among those who felt something was missing this Easter Sunday.  National Christian conservative nonprofit, The Liberty Counsel, says enough is enough — it’s time to return to our churches!  Following suit with President Donald Trump’s “Opening America Again” plan, the nonprofit encourages churches to resume in-person services on May 3, 2020.

But is this the right thing to do?  Is it too soon to return to church in a time of quarantining and social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic?