Have you every felt like a caged animal? I am sure many of us have felt that way this past month during COVID-19.
We have been asked to stay inside, use social distancing when it is necessary for us to go out to get groceries and help others through this time. I am very blessed that I live in a retirement home “Seasons” Stoney Creek. My meals are brought to my apartment. I get a snack mid morning and mid afternoon. The staff here are putting out more than 100% to keep us healthy and happy. We are given a sheet of jokes for the day and an activity sheet to complete. I talk with my fellow residents over the phone and we do exercises and walk in the hallway. I do Sudoku and word games on my iPad. I am reading the “Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” I watch TV and Netflix and listen to music on Stingray on the TV.
This, however, is not enough for me as I am a very social person and I feed off the people I am around. I am fortunate that I have my church family. We are talking to each other almost daily on the phone. I am always sending out e-blasts to our members from Rob, our Rector, with his weekly sermon and readings. I co-ordinate food deliveries from the parish freezers (for pickup or delivery by our rector and wardens), helping to make sure that our community remains fed even in isolation. I have been joining Bishop Susan each Sunday to hear her message for the week. I am in regular contact with my family and friends by FaceTime out West and up North. My Faith is very strong and I know we will come through this in time. We must just be patient, follow the guidelines and stay safe.
Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!
St. John the Evangelist Church, Winona