A Stable Faith by Rev. Shayna Appel

As I write this, New Hampshire has reached a grim milestone.  Over 1,000 NH citizens have died due to COVID-19 since the outbreak last March.

On the bright side, we have a new administration in Washington who are at least trying to combat the pandemic.  Vaccines are available and while getting them into people’s arms is turning out to be a challenge, things are beginning to improve there also.

Yet, authorities and experts tell us the most difficult month lies before us.  Personally, I have seen enough stupid behavior to have no difficulty believing that and I suspect you all have seen your share of it as well.

It has been a long haul to this point, and I know we are all beyond anxious for things to get back to some sense of normalcy.  So, let’s remember that we are a people committed to creating beloved community, and that commitment often calls us to sacrifice personal desire for the welfare of the whole.  Hang on for a bit longer, wear your masks, keep physical distance even as you build social connection.  We can do this…together! 

You are all beloved!

Clean hands and open hearts!

Rev. Shayna