I invite you to join me in offering this prayer every day at noon (set your alarm, mark your clock, phone) to help us focus on what we are doing and why we are doing it.
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remembers those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close, remember those who have no options. May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go. May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of our economic market remember those who have no margin at all. May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country let us choose Love. During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other. Let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen. (Cameron Wiggins Beld)