In the situation we face today in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s difficult to be hopeful. The experts can’t tell us how long this will last or what we should be doing to end it. Fortunately, however, we are hearing about efforts by people all over the country who are doing their best to help others in their time of need. Dedicated workers staff hospitals, nursing homes and care centers. People are making masks, working at food banks, donating blood and help in any way they can. Everywhere people are expressing gratitude for the front-line workers. So the news is not all bad. In the midst of a devastating crisis, there is hope for the human family. We must continue to hope.
By Margaret Michaud, OSB