The more we are alone with God the more we are with one another, in darkness, yet a multitude.

- Thomas Merton

"Trump national security adviser says US will develop a coronavirus vaccine first"

Why do people listen to this shit uncritically. Even if it’s true:

-Don't talk about it, be about it
-If they want to brag they are the richest most powerful country in the world then it’s the least they can do
-100,000+ of their people will still be dead
-You can’t America First your way out of a GLOBAL PANDEMIC ya absolute &*^^%^%&^**&(

*extremely Alanis Morrisette voice*

"it's like 10,000 Zooms when all I need is a life."

By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet. There is nothing to be done about it, but ignore it, or see. And then you walk fearlessly, eating what you must, growing wherever you can, like a monk on the road who knows precisely how vulnerable he is, who takes no comfort among death-forgetting men, and who carries his vision of vastness and might around in his tunic like a live coal which neither burns nor warms him, but with which he will not part."

—Annie Dillard

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The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest.

We are still doing all our food ministries as safely as possible (there is still a lot of risk but it's essential to our faith to do that, more than a church service!) and have seen an increase in need. More sack lunches, and more Friday hot dinners (used to be a full service meal on nice china, but right now it's hot meals to-go)

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I'm a leader in my church and our unanimous decision is that we will not reopen, even if the government says we can, until we feel good that the most fragile elder in our community can worship with us in safety. We also agreed that this decision is based in love, not fear. We discussed if we could do church outside, or in cars, or if there was any way a priest could share communion. We all agreed: not right now.

I fully know that this article will make no sense to almost anyone on here, but it captures this dream that somehow home life is preferable to community life in a way that resonates with me. My isolation - I accept it, but also I miss the body of christ. Not eucharist - the actual people who are the body of christ, my friends at church.

There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.
- Thomas Merton

"I tested very positively in another sense, so this morning, yeah. I tested positively toward negative, right so, no. I tested perfectly this morning. Meaning I tested negative."

- like...the President of the United States y'all.

you believe in stars? fool. those are holes poked in the container so we can breathe.

"Hello my name is Holly Please-Mute-Yourself.

I have another last name too but that's not important today."

just kidding most of my video calls are great haha

Just learned about this ("U.S. Stops Issuing Passports Except For 'Life-Or-Death' Emergencies") and now I think everything is worse than I thought it was, and I already have been feeling pretty freaking freaked out.

Sadness levels today are approximately... the Irish castle that Enya lives in

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The ninth Sunday of COVID: the feast of the destruction of zoom

(for those of you who don't know, Zoom crashed today when a LOT of church services were happening, and it was really stressful for a lot of church leaders)

"Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment."
— Thich Nhat Hanh

I've spent most of quarantine trying to talk myself out of feeling like a Townes Van Zandt song.

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on a scale from Eeyore to Sylvia Plath, how sad are you?

right now i’m about a... neglected banker's child from Mary Poppins

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