Posted on April 6, 2020 by Nancy Schmitt
“So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.”
Ever since the “Safer at Home” order went into effect a couple of weeks ago, I’ve noticed in my neighborhood the increased number of people walking, running, biking and playing outside. I see some of the same people multiple times a day heading out their front doors for another walk around the block or bike ride around the neighborhood. Perhaps one positive that will come out of this global Coronavirus pandemic is that we will be more physically fit than we were before!
F.I.T. could also stand for “Feeling It Together.”
In the past, when I would hear the phrase “We are in this together,” it seemed more like an empty platitude than a genuine statement. But, now with the spread of this virus, we really are all in this together. This pandemic crisis is being felt all over the world…there is no part of the world that is exempt from COVID-19. We are all feeling the magnitude of this health crisis in some way.
And now we find ourselves at the end of the 40-day season of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. In this week, we are asked to reflect upon and remember the last days of Jesus’ earthly life. With each passing day this week, the emotional, spiritual and physical pain will become more intense for Jesus. During this week, our Christian faith asks us to ‘feel it together’ with Jesus.
Whether it is remembering the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples on Maundy Thursday; or remembering the pain and suffering of Good Friday; or reflecting on the stillness of Saturday, may we ‘feel it together’ with Jesus and one another. And then may we see how God will bring resurrection from the crucifixion of Jesus and new life from our own experiences of disappointment, pain and suffering.
Blessings in this Holy Week,