Covid 19 … what blessings have you received?
There have been many hardships and stresses over these past days as we come to grips with the reality of Covid 19 and what it means to be socially isolated. There are anxieties as we are pushed to live our lives differently and without the supports of family, friends and our church community that often help us along the journey. It’s easy and human nature to focus on all that overwhelms us and disrupts what we know as “normal” day to day living.
Undoubtedly we have all experienced moments of joy and glimpses of blessing over these days too. Let’s share with each other what some of those have been. As we do that, we inspire each other to look beyond the difficulties of these days and this experience and see the holy and sacred presence of God who is always present with us inviting us deeper into that holy and sacred relationship He wants to have with us.
Here are a few of my blessings …
- time with Beth to just “be” with no real agenda
- waking up in the morning earlier than usual and not feeling tired or drained
- listening to sermons and reflections from colleagues … I don’t get to do that very often, or at least don’t take the time to even when opportunities have always been there
- parishioners volunteering to call those who may feel isolated and perhaps lonely
- quality time and conversation with my bishop as we video taped Sunday’s prayer vigil
- the gift of social media which often gets criticized … it is allowing us to remain connected and supportive of one another and for our worship to continue even though we have paused gathering together
How have you been blessed these days?