It was just a week ago that I sent you my first e-news about COVID-19. Much has changed in that time and continues to change. The routines and rhythms of life, work, and school have been interrupted. In-person worship and meetings have been suspended for at least two weeks. Schedules and plans are up in the air.
It certainly feel as if something has been lost – because it has. But I wonder if something has also been gained. I see other changes happening.
Something has changed in the way I hear and ask, “How are you?” or “Do you need anything?” Something has changed in the way people are responding to and caring for one another. Something has changed about how we are uniting and working together.
Our eyes have been opened once again to the truth that, as The Book of Common Prayer says, God has “made of one blood all the peoples of the earth” (100). Simply put we are all in this together, and there’s no one else I’d rather be in this with than you, the people of St. Philip’s. I love you and I miss you.
So let me ask you this: How are you? Do you need anything? – Fr. Mike+