networks of kinship and friendship
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and staying safe. Another Monday and here we are still. Please God we will continue to get through the danger of this hidden enemy among us. Let us continue to pray for another and look out for one another.
Once a week, I receive in the mail, The London
. My former professor of Church history put me on to it many years ago and I have read it ever since. In fact, once upon a time I would take it with me to TuttaBella's and enjoy their lunch special along with a good read!
Like you, I am sure, I have heard some frightening realities about how bad things are getting or will get especially with unemployment and the consequences that will bring to our society. On the other hand, I have heard some cheerful things like perhaps there will be a religious revival and more and more people will get in touch with their spiritual roots and reconnect with Church.
Well, the article I just read from the
is another good thing to think about. The author, Rabbi Lord Jonathon Sacks (former Chief Rabbi of Hebrew congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013) writes so plainly about the potential renewed morality that can (and needs) to come after this pandemic. For instance, he writes
"The time has come for us to relearn many of the moral habits that came so naturally to our ancestors but have come to seem strange to us. We will have to rebuild families and communities and voluntary organizations. We will come to depend more and more on networks of kinship and friendship. And will rapidly discover that their very existence depends on what we give as well as what we take, on our willingness to shoulder duties, responsibilities and commitments as well as claiming freedoms and rights."
Not bad, not bad at all! Enjoy the rest of your day. God's peace be with you
on Monday, May 11 at 11:53AM