Hang onto Hope
Dear Cathedral Family,
We are now into the third week of our quarantine, and my heart goes out to all of you. I know that much has happened in these three weeks. Many of you face a more uncertain future, with jobs in question and finances declining. Many of you have had to be separated from loved ones in order to guard your health. It is a time of great isolation and loneliness.
At the same time, there is unprecedented spiritual growth going on. Many of you have written me to say that you believe God to be somehow at work in the midst of this pandemic. Many of you are keeping in touch with one another and reaching out in love and concern for those who are less fortunate. People are praying more than ever. This is such a good thing.
Jesus talked about being blessed when you are poor. I think what he meant by that is that whenever we struggle, we are driven to rely on God. Poverty, isolation, loneliness and grief—all these things can help us learn to lean on the only one who will never leave us, who made us, and who will stand by us.
There will be new life. There will be resurrection. Don’t give up hope.
I send you my love,