Hope all’s well.
Phase 3 is being reviewed today, I understand. Just need to wait and see if there will be further easing of measures regarding numbers at liturgies.
The message from the prophet Jeremiah (First reading for today’s Mass) is not too dissimilar from last Sunday’s message with St Paul to the Romans.
God can bring good out of things unwanted, out of brokenness in life. He can bring good out of our pain and our suffering.
Jeremiah’s image of God as potter is a very comforting reminder that God can take what comes out wrong in our lives and reshape, remodel it into something good - if we let him, if we trust him to do so.
God can turn everything to the benefit of those who trust in him.
The cracked vase might no longer hold water, but place a candle in it and it can let the light shine through.
Remember the lockdown snake queues? I was doing a bit of shopping yesterday and I thought ‘gosh they are all no more’. The masks seem to have put paid to them. Again, more of the new normal.
Talking of new normal, with Sunday and weekday public Masses having resumed, thankfully, and with 10am Mass each day now being live streamed, I have decided that the lockdown A few words...will move from being daily to become occasional.
I have to say, I have really enjoyed writing A few words...daily over the four months lockdown period, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them.
Tomorrow will therefore be the last of the daily A few words...
Hope you have a good day