Our ego self can be useful to us, but only if it is understood to be a construct and not our true identity. Who we truly are is found in our spirit/soul which is rooted in God, the source and sustainer of our being. This pandemic is a useful tool in discerning our soul health. Our ego wants to be in charge but we are forced to recognize that we are not in control. Our soul self takes the opportunity to recognize our powerlessness and enter into the heart of God. It is a way recognizing our contingent being, of losing our life for Christ and his gospel, and preparing to release all things at our death.