Pastoral Newsletter Article for May 2021
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 1:9
Over this last year or more, many of us have felt we are out of our element. We keep hearing – “We are in new territory.” I don’t know about you, but I am sick of “new.” I want old. I want what once was. Maybe you have had to spend the last year working from home, while your children are doing distance learning. Or vacations you had planned have been put on hold multiple times. The cruise was cancelled, or the trip to Europe was thwarted by Covid. Or worse, you have been unable to see your parents because they moved into a nursing home last year and they aren’t allowing visitors right now. Basically, all of life for what seems like eternity has been change, which we don’t handle well anyways, continues to strike us in the gut like a firehose of anxiety.