Vicar/Reader's Monthly Message
The information concerning others has been coming to us thick and fast and sometimes been difficult to absorb. We are now looking forward to fewer restrictions and eventually being able to worship once more in Church.
This week I was asked what has the lockdown meant to me. One thing that has stood out loud and clear is the need for patience, patience for the lifting of restrictions, patience with each other and patience with people with differing views. The pandemic has slowed everything down and given us all time to consider our relationship with God and one another.
I have heard so many people say we should cancel 2020 and start again. I was one of those, but after I read a poem from Leslie Dwight my view has changed.
What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?
A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary so raw –
That it finally forces us to grow.
A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us
From our ignorant slumber.
A year we finally accept the need for change
Declare change, Work for change. Become the change
A year we finally band together, instead of
Pushing each other apart
2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather
The most important year of them all.
May God bless you and keep you and give you His joy peace and love.