I spent some time this week looking around social media for what others were saying about these crazy times we’re living in right now.  

Here are a few of my favorites from the week:   

1) A poem by Leslie Dwight 

“What if 2020 isn’t cancelled?”                                                                                                                                                    By Leslie Dwight

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 further apart.

2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather

the most important year of them all.

2) A TWEET posted by Cassidy Hall, quoting “How to Be an Antiracist”

A Tweet … Posted by Cassidy Hall at 2:53 PM on Mon, Jun 22, 2020:

“Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.”

From @DrIbram, “How to Be an Antiracist”

3) A FACEBOOK post by Serena Williams that was tweeted by Jerry Tipton

4) Another FACEBOOK post by Cathy Cox from Bishop-elect Deon K. Johnson of the Episcopal Church of Missouri. 

5) A Lao Tzu proverb from the book “The Little Voice” by Joss Sheldon

6) Finally, from your pastor, an answer to the question: “Why aren’t we back in church yet? Why are we still wearing masks? Why are we still sheltering?”

Answer: Look in the mirror. It’s for YOU! 

We are still in the midst of a virus that we know very little about. But we do know this: 1) it is highly contagious; 2) it is potentially deadly; 3) there is no treatment or vaccine; and 4) despite what we would like to believe, the case numbers and deaths continue to go up.  

PLEASE – keep wearing your masks; keep physical distancing; keep sheltering in place … and be very careful. Picture your most loved one in the mirror above … and do it for them.

Keep strong & stay healthy … 

Pastor <>< Bob