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Tag Archives: Faith

April 2020 E-Newsletter

March 2020
Each moment of our lives offers an opportunity for us to be aware of our dependence on our Loving God. It may be helpful to remind ourselves of God’s great love and care for us at a time when the world around us is consumed with fear because of the COVID-19 public health pandemic. In these strange times, we learn every day of more people falling sick, another sporting event cancelled, another closed border or ban on travel, and a deeper dip in the stock market. We are startled to encounter empty store shelves and even online shops closed or empty of certain supplies. We may find ourselves looking with suspicion at those around us when we hear a slight cough or sniffle.
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A Beacon of Hope

March 2020
As we find our way forward in this unprecedented time, our world has never been more in need of hope and and reassurance. Throughout history, monasteries have served as beacons of light, hope and faith. This hope helps to remind us that our current challenges do not have the final word. The approaching Easter rituals remind us that when Jesus Christ died on the cross, hope was not lost—instead Christ rose from the dead! Yes, death died, and hope lives! We are Easter people—no matter how circumstances may seem, we have a blessed assurance of victory in Christ. Together, let us strengthen our hope so that we all may become beacons of hope to the world.
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