We find ourselves in the midst of a very unusual time. The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced major changes in our lifestyle as a community of faith. For the time being, our gatherings for worship and other church functions have been suspended. The news media continues to saturated our minds in their coverage of the disease in all parts of the world, leaving many anxious and uncertain, even months after it first appeared.
Perhaps you feel this way. That's where the message of Easter comes in. Jesus promised something beyond the sadness - new life in resurrection. Easter Sunday brought the joy of fresh beginnings, a new mission to take the message of God's love in salvation and eternal life to all people. That hope can still motivate us as we go through this unprecedented and challenging time. Keep our eyes on God's grace, stay healthy by taking sensible precautions, and cultivate a positive attitude. Jesus said, "And be sure of this: I am with you always." (Matthew 28:20)
Blessings and peace in the weeks ahead.
Roy Bortolotto, DLM
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