Though Our Church buildings are closed The Church continues to be Alive and Active
When the financial crisis of 2008 broke, I remember quoting the REM song it’s the end of the world as we know it. Well it remains to be seen how we will be changed by this pandemic. One thing is for sure, we are all in this for the long haul. For the moment our present is changed. We all need to find out how to live differently during this time. We have to establish new routines for ourselves, households and communities. We can learn a lot from monasteries. A monastery is a place set apart. Monks and Nuns have a rhythm of life, secrets worth knowing. Some insights they offer are : Keep it simple, have a routine, eat and talk together, (when you can) and know when to keep silence; give each other space . If you live alone make a point of eating/praying at a set time. Make it a habit not a chore. Contact someone at a regular time/day by e mail. face time, telephone call.
All suffering tests our faith. This pandemic is no different. All suffering also asks us to make choices and to ask ourselves important questions.
What is essential?
What can I live without?
Who or what matters to me?
Without sugar coating this crisis it does present an opportunity, to see what can we do better. As individuals, communities and as Christians. Can we keep faith with God, with each other, with our future? In the Gospel of Sunday we see Jesus weeping at the death of his friend Lazarus. God in Jesus Christ has entered in to the suffering of every human life. God is with us in that suffering. Faith also promises the resurrection, new life.
This winter, this crisis ,will pass. Spring will again visit the garden of our hearts.
We will see seeds grow, blossom, and bear fruit.
Then our sorrow will turn to joy, a joy no one can take away. Our Lady of Victories, Our Lady of Walsingham/Pray for us
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