A very dear friend of ours from Church died suddenly day before yesterday. It really made me think about not only loss and sorrow, but what it means to be a friend. In these times it is so difficult to go out to lunch or shop or go to a movie or so many other things we used to do with friends. Our sense of togetherness is limited to unsatisfactory phone calls and even more unsatisfactory masked encounters.
We must keep up the good fight. Wear a mask. Deep your distance, and try to hold tight with all of your heart. Times simply must be better before too long. This is not about politics or religion. It is about being sure that the relationships we hold dear and the values we care about are kept constant.