We’ve all been adjusting to the changes that have occurred recently as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many friends and endorsers of EP have been writing about this experience and how we continue to live out our lives as followers of Christ. Some helpful information may not be explicitly Christian, but may help us navigate the challenges ahead. Links are below. Feel free to leave links to things that you’ve found helpful in the comments and we’ll add them to a resource list. The image is He Qi’s Peace Be Still. Here is a prayer from the Corrymella Community:
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, the God made flesh,
are also the God who calls us from the tumult
and tells us to be still
and to know that you are God
In no particular order:
In the Days of the Coronavirus The Very Reverend Barkley Thompson
Improvising in a Pandemic MaryAnn McKibben Dana
The Shift Americans Must Make to Fight the Coronavirus Meghan O’Rourke
Churches Should Think Twice Before Webcasting Their Worship Services C. Christopher Smith
Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent: Home Edition (facebook video) Fritz Bauerschmidt
CORONAVIRUS: God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways (facebook video) Fr. Richard J. Bozzelli