In the past activity has shielded our poverty of spirit or pushed the spiritual aside..
Since the virus struck I have noticed the church council, for the first time, put an encouraging verse from Isaiah at the end their communication. So perhaps this virus is doing something about the concern you [Claire] expressed earlier that MUC seemed big on committees and activities but seemingly slow to nourish and express our spiritual beliefs. Do you think change is happening?
At the begining of Lent you asked us too what we were giving up.We never envisaged, because of the virus, we would be asked to give up so much ie freedom of movement. Perhaps we can look on this as our Lenten discipline, our time in the wilderness. I’m looking on it in this way now.
Yesterday I spoke to a new acquaintance on the phone to ask how she was. She replied that she had always organised her daily walk to end at a cafe so she could buy coffee. Now she said she is walking round the streets and enjoying everything she sees. She also told me she had passed a box on someones fence where books could be taken by passersby. She took some, and added some of her own that she’d read.