There is no escaping the fact that Coronavirus has had a massive impact on life. The way in which we live life has changed dramatically in the last month. We have seen the panic buying, the strangeness of “social distancing” and now, we are living with the “new norm”.
But, I have a problem…
You see, this is my favourite time of year. Easter is, in my opinion, the high point of the Christian year. I enjoy being part of our fellowship as we journey together through Palm Sunday. We share communion on Maundy Thursday and mourn together on Good Friday. I love the singing of “Thine Be The Glory!” and rejoicing in the resurrection on Easter Day.
This year is going to be different…
Thanks to coronavirus, none of this can happen this year. We will be doing things but, we will be at a distance.
This got me thinking…
We take so much for granted. We live each day shopping, travelling, talking to people and do not give it a second thought. We have even taken our Church life for granted.
From time to time, in my reflections, I have a stab at a bit of poetry (don’t think I do too much damage to the art form with my ramblings). This is something I have started to put together…..
When the history books are written
about the events of our today
Have you stopped to consider just what they might say?
Will they talk of politics
Of who did right
Will they talk of closed schools
Of loo rolls?
Of queuing for the shops?
Will they talk of isolation
Or of separation
And times of hidden fear?
I hope they will remember
That the earth had time
And that people
Found some kindness
Reaching out to those in need
I hope we will remember
That what once we took with liberality
now we must view with a new reality