Some churches have opened with specific rules, smaller groups, masks. I have still not felt comfortable to make this journey. Instead my Sundays looks a lot different. I do not “honor the Sabbath,” I do chores and grocery shop and pull some weeds in the garden. I intentionally find time in the Word, with Mother Mary, Jesus in podcasts and prayer. I cling to my rosary beads with a new passion. As a new-two year Catholic, I find the pandemic to be incredibly hard, relating to my faith. I miss the social groups, in-person bible study (not a fan of Zoom/video chats), working in the physical church, praying Adoration on Tuesday, checking out books in the library. It’s a new normal. I am not adapting well!
There will always be prayer that needs to be done, and that can be accomplished anywhere. I am hopeful for the future, that our entire world can heal from this virus and can find the space and comfort in which to worship. Me included.
I can relate. We have not felt comfortable going back to church yet; however, our church hasn’t been able to start meeting again anyway as some have.
And in everything else as well, I so want things to return to normal. It’s been such a challenge on top of the other challenges already present in our lives and I’m sure those of others as well, even before the pandemic began.
Blessings in Christ to you nonetheless!
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I really like this. It all makes sense.