Rectors Letter from February 2021 Parish Magazine
40 DAYS TO REFRESH YOUR SOUL
What I hear a lot at the moment is that people tell me of the relief they feel ﬁnally getting their vaccines against Covid 19. It is apparent that they were not aware what a huge weight of anxiety they have been carrying this whole year until it is ﬁnally been lifted off their shoulders with the vaccines being rolled out.
Even if you feel yourself lucky and have come through this last year without huge losses, we all have been through an enormous balancing act. The effects of these tensions will only show themselves in the aftermath. We are built for survival and it is amazing what humanity has endured during and after crises involving life and death. Surely a reason why a large part of the Bible is engaging with wholeness & healing in order to put people and nations back together, in body , mind and spirit. The Pandemic and its aftermath puts us all in need for healing & wholeness.
Now, I think, we are all in a position of knowing ourselves better and to gauge our resilience levels. Everybody is affected differently and to various degrees, but none of us has been spared.
Resilience is our ability to bounce back from those stresses and balancing acts and to thrive within the stress and when coming out of it.
Lent is a perfect time to begin the healing and wholeness process in order to put ourselves back together.
Every Thursday during Lent from the 18 February at 9.30 am and 5.00 pm via Zoom we will spend 45 minutes learning about spiritual resilience by looking at Christ’s suffering (passion story), oils of healing in the Bible, Fruit & Vegetables in the Bible to encourage gardening and healthy eating and many more topics to get us back onto our feet.
Everybody is welcome to join.
Nobody is pressured into interaction, but welcome to simply listen in.
With Blessings, yours, Silke