Hope all’s going well.
Maybe for a change a focus on the first reading of today's Mass.
It's from the Acts of the Apostles which is used a lot during the Easter Season.
It gives us a window through which to see how the early Christians lived.
They were united, heart and soul.
Everything they owned was held in common.
No-one was ever in want.
There was the looking out for those in need.
A real selfless sharing and genuine concern for each other.
One of the silver linings in this crisis and whole experience of lockdown for many is a growing sense of community. There's the connecting with other people that is taking place - connecting with neighbours. Getting to know them.
The WhatsApp street groups is one of a number of ways of people connecting - of being / building community.
One of the things that can get worse for some folk during lockdown is lonliness. A phone call can be very much appreciated in these times and it can help give someone a bit of company.
Again, I take this opportunity just to remind you of the parish's telephone ministry. If you or someone you know would like to talk or to pray, give me a call on 942 4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this time of crisis, we are undoubtedly looking out for each other more, and finding ways to give a helping hand when it is needed.
I think one of the things that lockdown has shown us is that the ideal of Christian living, of selfless sharing with others, of genuine concern for our neighbour, of looking out for each other - what it's shown us is that living like the early Christians is not an impossibility in today's world.
Hope you have a lovely day.