I think it was a blessing last March when we had to slow down and stay home. I was among the flurry of working people who set up a work space in my home, while parents learned to homeschool and create spaces for the kids to learn, my medical appointments were over the phone or online and all UMC conferences, meetings and Bible Studies were on Zoom. It has enabled us to see the world in a different way and spend more time at home working on things that are most important to us.
Many of us feel like we were slogging through the month of January and now February 2021 has arrived.
Who knew that we would be carrying our own sanitation station in our car and wearing masks when we leave the house, not celebrating any holidays or seeing friends face to face!?
I have gotten so comfortable in my mask that sometimes I realize I am still wearing it when I am alone in my car or after I get home. Every time we get closer to the reopening of our Worship Center for in person activities, covid cases increase in the Gila Valley. Arizona made the world wide map in January, being the hottest spot in the world! (not for heat but Covid).
We are all weary, stressed and some depressed. I am most concerned about people who live alone. Depression has risen to unimaginable numbers. This month has been set aside in our culture to celebrate love. How can we reach out to each other with Gods love? Can we take a step back in time and reinstate the “Calling Tree”? It might be just what we need.
God’s love and blessings,
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