This time holds the potential to kickstart momentum for the years ahead. We have spiritual choices each day of the pandemic, the effects of which will multiply. There is great promise and challenge in the air. We do not know what the future holds, and yet we can do our best to shape the kind of world we want. The situation moves me to ponder …
Questions in a time of potential
Will we reach out with friendship and compassion reverencing the experience of our neighbours? Will we descend into pure self-interest forgetting we are always interconnected?
Will we build justice for the discarded and attend to the needs of this vulnerable planet? Will we accelerate our insatiable consumption forgetting the earth and those in need?
Will we lean into generosity and large-heartedness pouring out our lives with gladness? Will we shrivel up into mean-spiritedness and avoid the call to relationship?
Will we listen to the call deep within us tending our hopes and deep desires? Will we give in to desolate disconnection and baser tendencies toward despair?
Will we give thanks before the gathering of peoples praising the God of all goodness? Will we lose sight of all we have been given and hide our face from the light?
This moment holds great promise: in the gathering of our hopes through the call we receive. May we, in time, have cause for celebration.
This moment is a discovery: new trials and joys fresh opportunities for liveliness. May we, in time, embrace this experience.