Pandemics are “revelatory”... 

I see this as a time of difficulty but also a time of liberation. Liberation from some of the habits, patterns, and commitments that slowed us down and weighed us down...  

It should be no surprise that the church, at its best, responds well in times like these. It’s a strange set of circumstances we navigate today but it’s not a strange story to us. This is because Resurrection life is the Strange Story and, through years of living this Easter story in our own lives, we’ve been led into a strange new world.  

It is the real world. It is the world of God’s reign where a new creation is underway.

Bishop Todd Townshend, Where We Are, Huron Synod 2020, September 26