May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
On March 9, 2020 Cameron Bellm posted this prayer on her Instagram page — with permission to share — and it was shared and shared and shared … eventually making it to our Diocese of L.A. staff daily prayers this week and onto our blog this morning. Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself today on the journey in these chaotic and challenging times, know that you are not alone; know that you are loved; and know that the power behind us is greater than the challenges ahead of us.
Wash your hands;
Wear your mask;