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COVID Christmas and the Wilderness of Grief

The present moment finds us still in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. We face the harsh reality that the world as we once knew it has indeed already passed. We remain unsure of what or when the world to come will arrive.  And so we now live within a liminal space between the “what was” and the “next….” How, then, are we to navigate our present circumstances as people of faith?  By entering into the wilderness of grief.

What Kind of God… Memory?

This year will be different for many of us, perhaps unlike any other. Maybe, the only familiar part of this Thanksgiving will be the memories of past holidays spent together.

Fortunately, in this pandemic-defined year, such memories can be a powerful part of how we cope and maintain hope amidst all the changes.

This week, we return to the What kind of God…? theme and ask: What kind of God would create a world and creatures so dependent on memory?