This time of social distancing has made me realize just how much community means to me. I have genuinely missed meeting in person with my WELCA group. There is a line in Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” that says, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”
These last few months have me thinking what if this pandemic paved over Women of the ELCA, and it went away? For me, there would be a longing for that community of women I have grown so very close to. I think many of us feel the same way.
These thoughts have made me more determined to do what I can to support our ministries. I am encouraging women to continue to give an offering to their unit and synodical organizations as they are able. And I hope you will prayerfully consider becoming a Faithful Friend.
Please join me and keep us from becoming just another parking lot.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Jody Smiley. Today we remember John Wesley, who died in 1791; and Charles Wesley, who died in 1788; renewers of the church.