Distant

Not as powerful a phrase as “forsaken me,” but timely. For those of us that claim some type of connection with or sense of God in our lives (however that is defined), perhaps we can all recall instances of feeling abandoned or separated. Working in the hospital at this strange time I hear this feeling expressed by patients and families. Patients feel locked away in their rooms and family members can’t bridge the chasm keeping away visitors. Faith is a help that many turn to, and those of us who are able to be present have the privilege of showing up, making things a little less lonely, and hopefully are conduits of divine Love and Light.

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