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March 15, 2020 – From our Chaplain

Dear friends,

Even though in ‘lock-down’ we can be together as the Body of Christ. This morning I am attaching a short service which you might find helpful as we come to terms with the happenings in our world at the moment. How vulnerable we are if we do not ‘care for God’s world’.

Firstly we pray:

God of the good news that spreads faster than  fear,

God of the courage that comes from the heart,

Be with us as anxieties rise and with us as uncertainty grows.

Be with us when children ask difficult questions,

And with us when parents seem farther away.

Remind us that to be a community does not always mean

to be physically present beside those we know well.

It also can mean being spiritually present with those who feel very alone;

and that you as our God who calls us from the tumult and tells us to be still

and to know that you are God with us.

Amen

I am here for you all and I would ask that we all are mindful of our neighbor’s needs. If anyone needs food or support will you please let me know. Contact me on the Chaplaincy House number +34 928 51 42 41 or mobile +53 87 636 9473.

Stay safe – and be steadfast in prayer.

As ever

Stan

Service sheet Sunday, March 15

Readings Sunday, March 15

 

#Sunday #Weekendvibes #Poetry #Meditation

Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

But,

They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi

People are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland

Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know

is busy spreading fliers with her number

through the neighbourhood

So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples

are preparing to welcome

and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting

All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way

All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

To how big we really are.

To how little control we really have.

To what really matters.

To Love.

So we pray and we remember that

Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.

But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.

Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic

The birds are singing again

The sky is clearing,

Spring is coming,

And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul

And though you may not be able

to touch across the empty square,

#Sing

 

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