Good morning from Grace Church on this rainy Thursday, March 19.
This morning I’ve been feeling a little bit like I do in winter – when my world can feel a little more limited and I have to stay inside.
As we enter the fourth day of social distancing and isolation, I’m reminded of something that Viktor Frankl wrote in his book, ‘Man’s search for meaning’, which is that we have the freedom to choose how to respond.
Social distancing and self-isolation are intended to reduce the transmission of the covid-19 virus, but it doesn’t mean that we’re helpless of powerless: there are things we can choose to do to help ourselves and others at this time.
Later today, Maureen will send out the weekly email with a copy of our Parish directory as an attachment. This has been in the works for a while, but has become more important because of the coronavirus.
I encourage you to use it, to have as a resource; to call someone to see how they’re doing. A reminder that the number and meeting code for our noon call is on our website in my March 17 email.
A card to the hospital staff, First Responders in your town, the teachers at your school or the high school, or the Board of Health in your town, to thank them for the work they’re doing, would be well received.
However you choose to respond, remember that you are not alone but are part of a wider community.
God bless you,
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The Reverend Stephen Harding
is the Rector