This testimonial came from my ex sister in-law who is Jewish, she got it from her priest brother in-law. This is a great example of what we could see after the virus subsides; with the right
If we Help, love and think of others,
We have no room in our hearts for hate. These words speak for themselves. Thanks sister and Father Garry.
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
you can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
the sky is no longer thick with fumes
but blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
people are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know is busy spreading
fliers with her number through the neighborhood
so that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome and shelter the homeless,
the sick, the weary.
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting.
All over the world people are looking at their neighbors in
a new way.
All over the world people are waking up to a new realty to how big we really are,
to how little control we really have,
to what really matters.
So we pray and we remember that
Yes, there is fear,
but there does not have to be hate.
Yes, there is isolation,
but there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes, there is panic buying,
but there does not have to be meanness.
Yes, there is sickness,
but there does not have to be disease of the soul.
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
the birds are singing again.
The sky is clearing.
Spring is coming.
And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul.
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,