One of the positive things Covid 19 has done for me, is that I now spend more time outdoors. And the most enjoyable time is sitting, in the shade, under the magnolia tree, with my father-in-law.
The conversation inevitably encompasses the lawn, the magnolia leaves, the stock market, the weather, the kids, and COVID19!!!
It got to where Covid19 would rule the majority of the conversation and would leave us either scratching our head, or pulling out our hair. Either way, I'm reminded of an email from Scott Hahn, in which he stated, "He goes before us always, making sure that every tragedy can somehow become a way back to Him."
We now end our conversation with each of us contributing two positive things that has happened in our day. And to me the most important thing Covid19 has done, is brought us to have conversations, knowing that prayer, and our faith is THE only thing that will get us through this. But there is a selflessness that has to happen.
We must think of others through this all. We can all agree that wearing face masks is the most uncomfortable, claustrophobic practice, but we do it out of love for others.
We might also agree that our hands now require more lotion, for the amount of "praying through" our washing that occurs.
And we refrain from the habit of holding our loved one, to protect them; but we relish in the moments when we are able to hold them because we have taken the measures to ensure their safety, by being masked and washing our hands, and keeping social distancing a habit.
I see this tragedy, as a grace and He is surely drawing this person closer to Him. #scotthahn #hopetodie
WHERE TRAGEDY BECOMES GRACE IN PRAYER.