There was a little boy who couldn’t wait for his new-born baby sister to come home from the hospital. He couldn’t wait to be near her, to talk to her.
But his parents didn’t want him to be left alone with her. He was only four and they wanted to supervise his visits. He kept begging to be alone with her. So one night his parents finally relented.
When the little boy tiptoed into her room, he leaned into his baby sister’s crib and whispered: “Tell me about God – I’m starting to forget!”
The last 15 months of the pandemic have had a dramatic effect on our relationship with God and our relationship with our faith community. We’ve been asking God: “Why? Why has this pandemic happened?”
We have also been separated from our faith community. We have not been able to gather in a church. In some ways we are like the little boy who says, “Tell me about God – I’m starting to forget!”
We need to gather together around the altar table to tell each other about God and to remember just how much God loves us. We need to tell the story of how God reached out to us and came to us in Jesus Christ to show us a new way of living.
We need to break the bread and pour the cup to remember that Jesus died so that we might know forgiveness for all our sins and be reconciled with God. And we need to take this bread and drink this cup to remember that Christ is present in and with us now.
Thanks to Linda B. Hirst
How has YOUR relationship with God and with YOUR faith community changed during the pandemic?
I AM BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE GOD MADE ME IN GOD’S OWN IMAGE!