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Ponderings from the Parish Associate - August 2020

I have worn my mask, I have kept my distance, and I have washed my hands over and over. Fortunately, I have so far avoided the virus. And, while waiting for it to arrive, I have busied myself with many things: reading, cleaning, cooking, organizing, Zooming, writing and catching up on all those things I have put off for so long.

If you are at all like me, you are probably weary. My accolades to those of you with children at home and to those trying to work from home or just find something new each day to take away the sameness. Tomorrow seems strangely the same as yesterday. Catching a glimpse of a neighbor becomes the highlight of the day.

We hunger for community and long for a touch that isn’t wrapped in a glove, and bumping elbows just isn’t enough. God made us to be together and to care for one another. In the midst of this new normal, we often forget that by doing all that now has become old hat, we are indeed helping each other stay safe and hopefully coming closer to a time of togetherness.

For all its challenges, “This is still the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”

~Rev. Dr. Fred Leasure, Parish Associate

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