What can we learn from a delivery man in a wheelchair, a teenager with cerebral palsy, a migrant worker poet, and an old man with a rickety shopping cart overflowing with hoarded junk? Plenty, says Dr Tan Lai Yong.

In his latest book, Encountering Covid, Embracing Covenant, Engaging Community, the well-known author, educator and medical doctor shares stories from his encounters with friends and strangers who have unexpected things to teach us about humanity during the time of Covid-19.

The wisdom revealed in simple things and every day encounters is a reminder to believers of God’s covenant and an encouragement to us all to “hold fast to what is good” in a tumultuous time.

Salt&Light sat down with Dr Tan and Lok Vi Ming, Chairman of the Council of Elders at Bethesda Bedok-Tampines Church who wrote the foreword of the book, to find out more. Read the interview here.