Saturday, April 25, 2020
My Fellow Disciples of Jesus,
As we move through these days of the pandemic, for me, and I am sure for you, some days are easier than others.
There are days when that “glass of water” is overflowing, other days when it is half-full, and other days when it is half-empty.
But what we need to work to avoid is seeing that glass completely empty!
If we see it that way, we have no faith, or we have lost the faith.
It is important that we help one another maintain a balance as we move through these days.
Let all of us work to not lose someone; to not allow someone to be lost.
With that in mind, I give you this prayer written by Cameron Bellm. Cameron describes herself as “Writer of prayers…Seattle mom & maker…generally just bumbling around, thinking about God.”
Prayer for a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.