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!