Worship Moments April 13



This poem has been shared with me a number of times over these past weeks. I share with you today to reflect on.


Pandemic

What if you thought of it

as the Jews consider the Sabbath—

the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,

on trying to make the world

different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those

to whom you commit your life.

Center down.

And when your body has become still,

reach out with your heart.

Know that we are connected

in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.

(You could hardly deny it now.)

Know that our lives

are in one another’s hands.

(Surely, that has come clear.)

Do not reach out your hands.

Reach out your heart.

Reach out your words.

Reach out all the tendrils

of compassion that move, invisibly,

where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–

for better or for worse,

in sickness and in health,

so long as we all shall live.


Lynn Ungar 3/11/20


How are you reaching out with your heart and with your words?

What new connections are you discovering?

What learnings will you bring forward as we move beyond the pandemic?


I would love to hear from you Revlinda@trinityuc.ca


Listen to a choral arrangement composed by Martin Sedek and performed by CONCORA, under the direction of Chris Shepard




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