While my family appears to be sheltered and safe for the moment, our hearts are heavy with uncertainty and the loss of others. We are praying for cities and countries so hard hit by CoVid-19. To you who are suffering illness, exhaustion, or grief, may Henri Nouwen’s words bring you a measure of comfort, as they do me:

“Real love says, ‘Forever.’ . . .Love comes from that place within us where death cannot enter. Love does not accept the limits of hours, days, weeks, month years, or centuries. Love is not willing to be imprisoned by time. . . The same Love that forms the basis of our grief is also the basis of our hope.” Jesus gave us this most healing paradox of our existence.”

–Henri J.M. Nouwen, Seeds of Hope