Looking out my window, I marvel at God’s creation. I love the world He created, and I thank Him for keeping the Earth spinning, and the sun rising and setting every day. In these times of uncertainty, I am grateful that I can rely on God to be in charge.
In spite of spring’s reluctance to appear this year, leaves and buds are opening, birds are making nests, and the resident rabbit is watching to snatch whatever springs up in the garden. These days, the world seems to be upside down. Is spring keeping a “social distance?”
How tired I am of hearing those words, “social distancing”! I worry that we will never get back to the way we were. Will we never again shake hands or give hugs to our friends? Will we really be better off without personal contact?
Will we not be able to sit together ar Mass? Will we need those face masks during Mass, except for receiving Holy Communion? And will receiving the Eucharist under both species now be a thing of the past?
This time of self-quarantine, while causing inconveniences and annoyances, has also given us an opportunity for reflection, for slowing down, for understanding what is really important in our lives. I am hopeful that this experience will make us stronger - in our faith, in our personal lives, in our general outlook.
Let us not give up hope; there is one thing of which we can be certain: God doesn’t do social distancing! He’s right there, always!