Early on in the pandemic, when our suspension of in-person services were just beginning, we drew upon the Babylonian exile as a way of speaking about our experiences. As we resume services and schools prepare to reopen, we would do well to think about the experience of those who returned from exile. Things were not as they once were. We are realizing the same is true for us. This sometimes harsh reality can be a cause for grief, yet there is hope for the future.
August 26, 2020