The Revs. Smiths’ Message for March 14, 2021

Dear Friends,

From one of our favourite Twitter accounts, Unvirtuous Abbey:

We mark a big anniversary this week. It is one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Are there things you have learned, good habits you have picked up, silver linings that you have appreciated, all of which will continue to be part of your life after COVID? And I am not talking about the above “Call to Worship”!

“On a Walk at Whitby Shores” © 2021 Robert Quickert Used by permission

I have learned that homemade spaghetti sauce made in the slow cooker tastes much better than store bought, that curbside pick up at the bulk food store saves time and prevents impulse buying in the candy aisle, that going for a walk is good for the body, mind and soul, that humans were made for connecting, that community matters, that maybe what I thought I just had to do or have , I can live without, at least for now, that as the old cross stitch sampler has it, “Life is fragile. Handle with prayer.”

In Christ,

Revs. Bob and Helen Smith

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, March 13, 2021, edition of Tidbits.