Speaking of echoing that yes, here’s a thought: would anyone be interested in a zoom gathering? Just a kind of get-together and check-in during these challenging quarantine times.
I myself have historically been VEHEMENTLY opposed to all forms of online video communication and until two weeks ago had never once in my life Skyped or Face-Timed.
But because of the self-quarantine, all the meetings I usually attend several times a week have switched to zoom.
Which in case you don’t know, is a program/platform that’s super easy to install on your laptop or phone, is also easy to use, and because it works through wifi, is free. People from all over the world can participate.
The writing workshop I’m hosting at the moment has switched over to zoom, and though a small group, is working fine.
If you like, I can provide the basics of how to navigate.
I could maybe kick it off with a homely reflection of some kind and then whoever felt moved to could share for a few minutes: how and where you are; insights, reflections, a story.
To share our experience, strength and hope is Eucharistic.
I’m game if you are. Let me know what you think!
From a piece today in Angelus News entitled “Pope Prays for Media Helping People Endure Isolation:”
“Christian identity is not a card that says, ‘I am a Christian,’ an identity card. No! It is discipleship. If you remain in the Lord, in the word of the Lord, in the life of the Lord, you will be a disciple.”
Being a disciple, Pope Francis said, means being a free person who is “guided by the spirit” and “never subject to ideologies, to doctrines within Christian life, doctrines that can be debated.”
“May the Lord make us understand this which is not easy because the doctors of the law did not understand it; one does not understand it only with the head,” he said. “One understands with the head and the heart, this wisdom of the anointing of the Holy Spirit that makes us disciples.”