The Company of Pastors during Times of Plague in Calvin's Geneva

Theodore Beza: “It would be something very shameful, indeed wicked, to even imagine a faithful pastor who abandons one of his poor sheep in the hour when he especially needs heavenly consolation.”


This is an issue for the sheep, too, when they go out to buy groceries and pick up medications for more vulnerable brothers and sisters. Granted that it’s nowhere as dangerous as a plague hospital, but the fact that even some young, healthy people can get real sick and die from Covid-19 suggests that it’s not nothing.