When I mentioned in a sermon on the First Sunday in Lent about setting something
during this season, life-as-we-know-it wasn't what I had in mind.
If it feels like life is surreal at the moment, that's because it is. Kind of like living in a Salvador Dali painting.
We have been forced to set aside most of the structured patterns in our lives. That's very disorienting. For after all, we are creatures of habit and routine. It doesn't help that at the moment we don't see an end in sight, and can't even plan for the near future.
Therefore, it is recommended that even though our days are not like they were just a few weeks ago, try to make new routines for morning, afternoon, and evening.
During this time, we must also not lose track of ourselves - our identity and those things that are important to us.
But let us also acknowledge that this isolation is very stressful on many levels. So, mental and spiritual health becomes even more important on a day to day basis. May you find hope and strength in your faith, and in the knowledge that God is
within us, and
Virtual worship in indeed strange. Online Easter isn't anything any of us have been trained for. Yet... we will be together in spirit to celebrate the promise of hope and new life that Easter brings.
Let us utilize the blessing of today's technology to stay connected with one another, holding each other in our prayers, awaiting a joyous reunion and homecoming in hopefully the not-too-distant future.
Special blessings during these surreal days,