Dear St. Mary’s Friends,
We're going to get to St. Thomas Aquinas, but by way of this…There was an article in the paper the other day that on average, Connecticut children have gained 5.5 pounds during the pandemic. Supposedly this is not all bad news because CT kids come out better than the national average which is a gain of 7 pounds. Evidently the cause is inactivity and diet.
Let’s move to human and spiritual fat and inactivity. Along with good desires for the Eucharist, church community, friends and family, vacation, freedom to come and go as we please, let’s all ask ourselves a question: what unhealthy things have I put on/taken in during the pandemic? By “unhealthy” I mean whatever hurts my thriving in body, soul, and mind.
That question comes to mind from another survey just out. It found that apart from evangelicals, most Americans are reluctant (“risk averse”, as they say) to returning to church services at this time. God bless those who make their decisions based on various factors. We should not second-guess people’s fears, underlying conditions, family health concerns, etc.