Inspiration for this Time


Quotes, Poems and Pictures that inspire and uplift us during this time….

50 Countries Affected By COVID-19 Sing Amazing Grace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA7pdABvpnc

The Work of the Church is Essential

In the U.S., churches were declared "essential" and in Canada "non-essential". You may have had mixed feelings hearing we're non-essential. Take heart in the way Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Missouri, Deon K. Johnson, stated the difference of what is essential for the church and what isn't. What would you add or take away?

"The work of the church is essential.
The work of caring for the lonely, the marginalized, and the oppressed is essential.
The work of speaking truth to power and seeking justice is essential.
The work of being a loving, liberating, and life giving presence in the world is essential.
The work of welcoming the stranger, the refugee and the undocumented is essential.
The work of reconciliation and healing and caring is essential.

The church does not need to “open” because the church never “closed”.

We who make up the Body of Christ, the church, love God and our neighbors and ourselves so much that we will stay away from our buildings until it is safe. We are the church."

 

The Blessing - Canada

As the world has come together in a time of crisis, the church has united in prayer and worship to bless our communities around the world in the Name of Jesus. With one voice, this is our prayer over Canada.

Morning Prayer/Poem
 
ANOTHER day beginning , Lord,
Who knows what it will bring?
Please keep strong and cheerful, Lord ,
And let my spirit sing.
So many are in need of love,
In need of comfort too,
Please let me show them hope and  joy,
A little kindness too
Another day ahead of me,
With battles I must win,
Lord stay beside me all the way,
And give me strength within.


When This is Over, by Laura Kelly Fanucci

When this is over,
may we never again
take for granted
A handshake with a stranger
Full shelves at the store
Conversations with neighbours
A crowded theater
Friday night out
The taste of communion
A routine checkup
The school rush each morning
Coffee with a friend
The stadium roaring
Each deep breath
A boring Tuesday
Life itself.


When this ends
may we find
that we have become
more like the people
we wanted to be
we were called to be
we hoped to be
and may we stay
that way — better
for each other
because of the worst.



The Great Realization – A bed time story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020. Watch it here.