I don’t know about you, but my emotions have been all over the map recently. It would be easy to give in to the fear of uncertainty and collapse into a puddle, and maybe sleep until all this is over. But around almost every corner of my home, I see some project or area that needs cleaned that I have put off until I have “more time”. Well, now I have been gifted with a LOT of time. So why am I still putting off those projects? For me, it feels sort of meaningless to do any of it. Meaningless and lonely and a boring necessity.
But then I pulled out the book that always helps me when I’m feeling down: “Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West”, translated by Daniel Ladinsky. I open it randomly, and I get this gem from St. Francis of Assisi:
Dear God, please reveal to us
that is everywhere, everywhere, everywhere,
so that we will never again
My divine love, my love,
please let us touch
And suddenly, I feel connected again. To God, to myself, to the world outside the walls of my house. I have been blessed with the gift of time, and with God’s help, I can make this time meaningful.
We all connect to God in different ways. And there are ways we can connect that we haven’t discovered yet. CtK’s website has a new page that will hopefully help: Faith Formation at Home. There you’ll find ideas for all ages to grow your relationship with God. It’s a work in progress, too, so at the bottom there’s a place to email me your own faith formation suggestions.
There are also two Worship Resource pages: Sunday Service and Wednesday Worship. After each worship service I’ll upload to the appropriate page the recording of the live Zoom service. This way, if you miss one live, you can watch it at your leisure. And you can email your friends and family the urls and get them connected, too.
And for the Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Eve Vigil – use this page to join the live worship services on April 9th and 10th and an immersive Easter Vigil on April 11.
Now more than ever, it’s important that we “keep the faith”, and grow it, too.