In the first reading today (Ez 37:12-14), we hear a message of hope for the people of Israel. God will create a new Israel and calls His people back from exile, promises to put his spirit into them that they may come to life. How easy it is to see this promise of God's infinite love and hope is applicable today. It doesn't take much of an imagination to think of being "stuck" at home as being our graves, and once the Stay Home, Stay Safe order is lifted, we may come out of those graves. God is putting his spirit in us now and in many ways we are coming to life. Neighbors are checking on neighbors. Families are doing things together as families. In many places, the world is coming together in prayer. When we are able to settle in our land again, let us pray that we keep God's spirit in us.
In the peace of Christ,
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