The posts below all relate in some way to the theme of experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdowns. How can we navigate such an unusual season? What are we learning through it all? And what happens when it's over?
theme: experiencing pandemic
letter from lockdown
Over a period of a few short weeks, we have experienced a radical shift in our normal ways of life. While this has provoked a lot of fear, could it be that we are invited into an adventure, to discover in new ways the One who is not surprised at the current state of the world, and who is always moving towards us in compassionate and redeeming love? Read more ...
the gift of days
As we pass 40 days of home confinement, we still don't know how long this restricted way of doing life will go on - longer than any of us wish. It is a season that has already, and will continue to test us. To what extent are we willing to let go of what was, to release what might be, and to be in the truth of this day? And as we do that, what kind of people will we choose to be? Read more ...
5 lessons: emerging from lockdown
Here in Spain we are beginning the slow process of emerging from strict lockdown. I am aware of this place in my heart that feels cautious. Not just because of how little can be predicted about the pandemic, but also because I don’t want us to miss the deep magic of the Spirit at work in these dark and bewildering days. Here are 5 lessons from my own confinement of the soul. Read more ...
Does anyone else find the lack of certainty of this season just a bit disempowering? ‘What can I do?’ we ask ourselves. And the answer is, ‘nothing.’ Nothing but wait. Well, not quite nothing. Perhaps there are in fact some things we can do in seasons of uncertainty in order to remain engaged, oriented towards hope, and attentive to the leading of the Spirit. Read more ...