Corona Ramblings (May 2020)

January 20, 2016


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I was out walking the dogs when I had a shocking thought that I was almost scared to admit to myself. In fact, I tried to dismiss it, but no matter which way I turned, I came back to the same shocking truth.

I don’t want to go back to the way things were before. 

Of course, it goes without saying that I hate what the pandemic has done to the world and my heart hurts when I think of the fear and sickness and loss. I hate the ripple effect on the economy and the small businesses that are struggling; and I feel emptiness at not being able to reach out and touch the people I love.

But, as I feel the warmth of the sun kissing my skin, and embrace the uncommon peace in my spirit, I know that I can’t ignore the good that has come from this time.  That even as I mourn all of the loss, there is room to also acknowledge the gain.

I can’t remember the last time I had space to hear my thoughts, let alone hear from God in a way that is so clear and free.  I relish the new sound of nothing mixed with everything . . . of peace and possibilities. The sound of a blank canvas waiting to be filled, of different choices yet to be made, and of dreams left to be realized.

So I ask you to consider these questions:

  1. What have you learned/gained from this season?
  2. What have you released in this season?
  3. How will you use this knowing to create a better future?

There are lots of things we can’t control about the world and what comes next. But, please remember, there’s also so much we can.  

By Imani

Monica McCullough
Monica McCullough


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