We are living through perplexing times. Fear and uncertainty hover around us. Unemployment rates are rising at rocket speed. Mortgage, rent, and utilities still need to be paid. Small businesses are on life support. Essential workers place their lives in jeopardy for the sake of strangers. Meanwhile, the death toll in our country is beyond our fatalities during The Vietnam War. Black and brown people are dying at a staggeringly disproportionate rate
Throughout life, we are surrounded by uncertainty, skepticism, and fear. Doubt is healthy and in times of confusion, the Holy Spirit invites us to center ourselves in our faith. Hope, however fleeting, is all the more precious.
What gives you hope during this pandemic? For me, during this time of social distancing, financial uncertainty, and conflicting information, I know God’s love is constant.
This message is an excerpt from “Hope is all the more precious” by Angela T. Khabeb in the June 2020 issue of Café.