Perhaps All We Need?
This verse says it all for me today:
So I don’t have to write
How many times
In these months
Did you hear
All I do
And the most wonderful of teachers, Thomas Moore, scholar, theologian, teacher-of-heart. How encouraging, how positive his words are, as they touch me today:
THESE TIMES ARE NOT NORMAL
“Liminality is a fascinating and rich word, difficult to define or describe, that points to an unusual situation when you feel you outside the normal. The word comes from the Latin “limen,” a threshold. Imagine standing in a doorway between two rooms. You aren’t in either room and so you might feel slightly disoriented.
You are not in normal time and space, and so maybe now extraordinary things can happen. Some say that the “veil is thin” in liminal circumstances, meaning that whatever separates us from the realm of the mysterious is no longer so thick and protective.
These days of Covid-19 have a liminal feel to them. We are not in normal life, and we may long for a return to the familiar. But there may be benefits to this time. The veil is thin. We are all out of balance and may be open to special influence and new ideas. That is, as long as we are not defended against the liminality.
For all of its tragedy and challenge and suffering, I suggest looking at this time not as a wasted interruption of the normal but as a positive time of transformation……
Maybe you shouldn’t waste this opportunity, this special moment of liminality, to go through a life change and see things differently and make some resolutions. We are a generation marked by this invasion of the virus. It would be a shame if we saw it only as negative.
Just as a person recently diagnosed with cancer has to see himself elected to be special and allow personal transformation to happen, we, too, have to be strong and imaginative. We, the generation of the corona, are not only cursed with this burden, we are blessed with its possibilities.
Corona means crown. We wear a crown that represents our time, a high standing, power, authority, accomplishment. We are corona people given a rare opportunity to be transformed remarkably into caring, global, health-minded, generous, earth-loving people.”
Corona means crown, says Thomas.
We wear a crown.
May our children be safe.
May the world they inherit be wonderous.
May justice and equity be their birthright.
May beauty and goodness flourish.
Be well, be safe.
At a time.
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