Good morning! It’s good to be here!
Over these past few weeks we have all had to adjust to using different methods of being together. But being together is what we are achieving week by week.
Although we may sound and look different, we can still join as a community.
Although the building is closed, Church is still very much open for business.
It did occur to me that us being in an imposed lockdown certainly has an impact on our 5 senses.
Touch – We are not able to touch our loved ones. Hugging is a no-no, whilst those hands need to be washed more often.
Sight – We cannot just go and see our friends, or family. We have been given boundaries and rules. Perhaps we have become too confined to our own four walls.
Hearing – How often does the phone ring? When we read words on a text or email, but cannot hear the voice of the one who sent it.
Taste – we have no appetite to eat alone. A shared meal becomes something some us have had to avoid.
Smell – I have particularly missed the smell of being in the church. The heady mix of incense and fresh flowers usually hang in the air at this season.Continue reading “Faith and the five senses”