“It is now in your hands”
Tonight, the President announced the moving to Level 3 of the Lockdown. In essence this means opening up the economy and facing the Risks associated with our interaction with others and the increased potential for person to person infections.
While we know that there will be an increase in infections, these must be dealt with in a Risk averse manner.
The over 60’s and people with co-morbidities (other health issues) are at the highest risk and need to self-manage to prevent harm coming to themselves.
This announcement means that many of our parishioners will be returning to work, and will be required to take a lead role in assisting society to readjust to interaction and activity. I ask you to prayerfully engage with the task ahead.
Jesus said –(John 17:15-18) [Father} “I am not asking that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I have also sent them into the world.”
We have a lot of work to do as we go as, missionaries into the world, we are the bringers of light into darkness, hope where there is despair and healing where there is brokenness.
We cannot do this work alone; we need each other, and we need to be united in prayer. I remind you to send me prayer requests and information on what you are involved with, this can be of great value to addressing the way forward as a community and providing you with the ministry that you require.
Again I say, you are the church, the body of Christ and it is the body of Christ, the community in the church and the church in the community that knows Jesus and makes him known, the ministry of all believers; that we are working together to hold together as a functioning community.
This is an essential function in the world that needs the love and peace and joy of the faithful to draw them to God and heal our world.
May our God in his infinite wisdom lead you as you prepare for next week and the task ahead of you.
But, I repeat, live for today, do all you can today to build your piece of the world, in the Kingdom. Build on the rock that is Christ and not on the shifting sands of circumstance.
Choose faith not fear, choose life!
and may Christ sustain you with his love.
Be assured of my prayers.