It would be difficult to have imagined a more challenging year than the one we’ve had. The Corona Virus Pandemic rages on having claimed the lives of over 200,000 people in the US and over a million worldwide. It has altered virtually every facet of life and left us all feeling exhausted and disoriented to say nothing of grieved. The FBCR community has suffered significant loss from and during this pandemic – loss we’ve yet to fully process and mark as a family of faith. To the anxiety and grief of a pandemic we have added also the struggles before our city and others around the country to deal with deadly racial disparity in criminal justice and other social systems. We are also in the midst of one of the most contentious seasons of political discord in recent history. In short, we are all being asked to reexamine some of the biggest questions about the way our society functions and our role in making changes and we’re being asked to do that in a time when our personal capabilities and inner resources are already running low.
How are we going to get through all of this?