Given by Jude Johnson May 10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all! During this period of reflection, we examine our relationship with God and each other. This is an extraordinary time. Many are dealing with the fear of being sick. Many have lost income and/or jobs. Some are dealing with death and grief. Anxiety is pressing on our minds and our spirit. Usually, we deal with this in community but now we are unable to do that. We have learned that technology cannot replace gathering together. We are exhausted from the overload of news and articles. How can we support each other while still maintaining social distancing? Our reading gives us hope. Jesus guided the disciples through the anxiety they felt. They still felt confused but they could lean on each other for their journey ahead.  Trust in God. The church community continues through our faith.