Thought for the Month -
Peace in the midst of the chaos.
What strange and unprecedented times we are living in. Many people are consumed with anxiety and fear about Covid 19, others are lonely, or struggling with ill health, or mourning loved ones; many are hating the lockdown and longing to get out, and yet others would love to be confined to home, but instead have to continue to venture out and go to work, as they are key workers. For everyone then, it is a challenge, one that is harder to navigate through for some people than others, and as we have never faced this before and we don’t know how long it’s going to last, we have to find a way through. Christian faith is a great help and encouragement, as we can lean on Jesus when our own strength fails.
Even though the virus is new, the experiences of fear and uncertainty are certainly not. Have you noticed how many post-
I wonder how many times Jesus is with us and we do not recognise him, do not hear him say ‘Peace’ and do not pause for a moment and allow ourselves to experience that peace that he gives – the peace that passes all understanding.
If you like me have moments of anxiety, read one of the many beautiful resurrection stories in the gospels-
May God bless you, protect you and keep you safe. Amen
Fiona De Boltz