While the CDC has issued new recommendations for persons who have been fully vaccinated which relax some restrictions, these guidelines can change with the discovery of new information about COVID-19. For this reason, we must continue to be patient and do our part to protect those among us who are still vulnerable.
During Lent, our attention in our prayers, mediations, and worship, are on Jesus’ journey to the cross, that leads us to reconciliation and an everlasting life with God our creator.
Compassion and humility are very critical to the work of those who are responsible for the vaccination of the general population. The process is not perfected, but like all of us United Methodists, we are going on to perfection to care for others with love and hope for an end to this pandemic.
We must not lose heart. God is with us in every moment of every day; this is God’s gracious promise to us.
Many, if not all of us, long for an epiphany moment when we are reminded that God is still indeed with us.
In these weeks of Advent, we light successive candles and hear messages in scripture, song, and word about hope, peace, joy and love.