I keep forgetting what day it is. Last week we forgot to put out the trash. I missed my online piano lesson on Tuesday and a Zoom meeting with other religious educators this morning. It appears that we’ve entered a strange new world. Or have we?
Looking out my window I see daffodils blooming and my neighbor walking their dog. Birds are singing and a spring breeze rustles the brown leaves still on the trees, poised to be pushed away by new growth. Sunshine warms my face and my pup sidles up for pats, a ball in his mouth waiting for me to toss.
“The more things change, the more they remain the same” is an old adage from Alphonse Karr, usually said in a resigned or sarcastic tone. But there are some things that we want to remain the same even as we navigate these challenging times of social distancing and online connection.
The Light of Truth
The Warmth of Love
And the ENERGY of Action.
My dear ones, seek out reputable sources of information. Watch for opportunities to connect with the important people in your life. Look for ways to help.
Stay apart; yet stay connected.
With the Love which is the Spirit of this Church,
for April 2020.