Like most people, I have a new vigilance these days for the presence of viruses (and one virus in particular). I’m cleaning my doorknobs and asking my daughter to clean our sink handles daily, among other new precautions. These actions are reasonable and responsible -- the informed steps we all take can make a difference for us and for others. But I’m aware, as we all are, that I don’t want to become obsessed. I don’t want to lose my freedom to love through a distorted obsession with cleaning, or daily news-consumption.
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As we all enter the second week of life in physical isolation, I have been thinking a lot about HOW we remain connected to God’s goodness and love, which is so often mediated through one another, and which we need in large doses as we all cope with dramatic changes, losses, and anxieties. We all want to know “the peace that passes understanding,” but how?
St. Luke’s North Park Morning Prayer March 22nd 2020
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