Zooming into each other’s Heart space

I could never have imagined back in March that here, in August, we would still be sheltering from the virus. A necessity to protect each other.  It has changed how I register time. I used to look at my calendar for the whole week or month. Now I am much more cognizant of each separate day.

I am aware of the blessing of life anew each morning-of the challenge to do my best each day - to love in the light of the Gospel and when I fail I ask forgiveness and start afresh with the morning light.

FaceTime and Zoom have become necessities, as we stay connected while physically distancing.  The sisters I live within our complex meet formally twice a week on zoom to pray and connect. And right now our annual gathering of the Congregation is being conducted via Zoom.  Not what any of us would have wanted, as we yearn to gather, to greet each other in person.

But for now - the little mosaic of zoom squares allows us to see and hear, connect and plan.  It’s a new window into our heart space, holding the promise of today and tomorrow as we try so very hard  to keep each other safe. A new sacred space.  A place of service to each other.

What is your new sacred space? At this time of physical distancing what is your place of service? How are you measuring time these days?

Isabel Rafferty OP
Madison, WI

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