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Light at the end of the tunnel?
Sometimes, it is said, that the light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train. As we move further out of lockdown in June let us pray that this is not the case. We have been comparatively blessed in this country with an early roll out and well organised programme of vaccinations which, together with Covid safety rules, have prevented the pandemic hitting us as badly as it could have done.
Even so, many have lost loved ones and there has been much sorrow caused and harm done by this terrible virus and its effects.At the time of writing we are hoping that, at some time in June, the distancing rule may be relaxed and certainly many can’t wait for this to happen. Nevertheless there will be a significant number of people who will feel uneasy over this and who will prefer to maintain social distancing for a while, just in case.
This should and must be respected. It would be unwise to dive headfirst into jumbling together with happy hugs straight away. Some may say that surely this is not having faith in the healing grace of God but we need to remember that God helped us to evolve brains and he expects us to use them!Patience should, I believe, be our watchword. Let us gradually and sensibly feel our way back into what we hope will be normality.
I for one can’t wait till we are able to shake hands or hug each other in the Peace but I would be horrified and grieved to know that my doing this had led to illness in another. Like all of us I want to be sure that the light at the end of the tunnel is glorious daylight, not another train, and in order to ensure this I am prepared to undertake whatever safety procedures, however frustrating, that others need to feel comfortable and be safe.Fran
Monahan, Breadsall Lay Minister


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