What’s Difficult

Here’s what I’ve been struggling with a bit lately. This Corona virus business and the various and quite understandable issues (social and otherwise) associated with it are beginning to weigh on me a little.

I’ve never thought of myself as a particularly social person, but this health and very potentially real economic crisis has forced me to real how wrong I was.

By that I mean almost every part of my private and professional life is very heavily dependent on social interaction, not social distancing.

What the heck does a person do with that?

I guess we have to forge a new normal. What that looks like will be different for each person. For me, church and interaction with friends and fam was the largest part of my life.

And then all that just vanished like a fart in the wind.

Yes, it’s difficult. My hope is that I, that we, can surmount the current circumstances.

Yes, I miss friends and family terribly. But it seems that virtual is—hopefully just temporarily—replacing actual.

We all have to find a way to live with that.

For my family, we have found ourselves leaning more heavily on God than ever before. Now, no longer on the brick and mortar of the church and the people within it. Rather, on the actual person of God himself.

No, it hasn’t been easy. But it is possible. That has made it possible to relate better to my wife and family and friends in the sense that it’s a lot easier to appreciate them for the people they actually are because it’s possible to see them better now that I don’t just see them as I expect to.

That probably won’t make sense to most people, but I guess it boils down to the fact that not as much is blocking my view anymore. And I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to deal with that.

It ain’t easy.

But it’s possible.

Let’s work together to figure out the details.