faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Unraveling

Oh my. I thought we'd all stretched about as far as we could with this global pandemic. It has come with loads of fear, lashing out, grief over losses, disconnection. It has caused businesses to close, our economy to falter, families be apart. Schools and churches have closed. It has come with the pointing of… Continue reading Unraveling

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Still Learning

I've repeatedly quoted my wise friend here who told me to never to waste a good crisis. The global pandemic continues with no end in sight. I'm trying not to waste it. In my better moments I try to be open to what I might be learning from all this. At the same time, I… Continue reading Still Learning

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Stone by Stone

Once, when I was going through something hard, a friend brought takeout food for my family. It did not matter to me that she didn't spend hours cooking it. What mattered was that she thought of us, connected and gave us a meal. It was one less thing to think about during that rough season.… Continue reading Stone by Stone

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Still In-Between And Not Happy About It

The global pandemic continues. We are still mourning what was and all we lost. Even as I watch Netflix, I grieve when I see crowds, hugs, people sharing meals, a busy NYC, people jumping in and out of cabs and more. And then there is what will be. I wish it was more like a… Continue reading Still In-Between And Not Happy About It

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A Serious Hug Deficiency

I officiated a Covid-era funeral recently. Less than 10 people were allowed to be present. The funeral director had on a mask. The podium was sterilized between each person who spoke. The service was live-streamed. What I found more excruciating than the lack of people and even the loss itself, was that I couldn't comfort… Continue reading A Serious Hug Deficiency