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From Presiding Bishop Michael C. Curry

August 05, 2021

The #COVIDVaccine saves lives. #igotmine to do my part to live out the Bible’s commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Join me by sharing your own “I Got Mine” story. Post your photo or video with the #Igotmine hashtag, tag and invite your friends, and tell the world what getting the COVID-19 vaccine means to you.

When I was in elementary school, I came home one day and my father asked if I got my sugar cube. At first, I didn’t know what he was talking about, but then remembered earlier that day we had been given a little sugar cube—this was back in the 1960s—with some medicine or something that was on it.

And I ate it and took it, well all got it, and it was the polio vaccine. Year later, while I didn’t know why my father always walked with a limp, my aunt Carrie told me, “The reason your daddy walked with a limp was because he had polio when he was a little boy.” And I realized why he was so thankful that his child was able to get the polio vaccine.

Vaccines can help us save lives and make life livable, and we have an opportunity to get that vaccine now for #COVID19. #igotmine, we can get ours, for ourselves, but if not for ourselves, for our children who still don’t have a vaccine yet.

I got the polio vaccine as a little child. Right now, adults can get the COVID vaccine to help to protect our children. That’s what the Bible means when Jesus says, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”


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