Pastor Kyle Bitter - The Seventh Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 24, 2020
Several times this past week, I got caught in a minor traffic slowdown. Now, ordinarily that wouldn’t be worthy of mention living in a city, other than perhaps in complaining about it. But, I think you can see why it’s significant right now. It’s been a while since there’s been much traffic on the roads at all, but that’s changed in the last week or two with the lifting of lockdown restrictions and the beginnings of normal activity again. People are starting to socialize again. Businesses discuss plans for reopening. We are looking at ways to resume in-person worship here at St. John’s. So how does all that make you feel? There are many who feel a tone of excitement and relief – finally we can step away from the stress of lockdowns and start getting back to normal! But right along with that, there are many who also feel some measure of apprehension! Will this mean a bunch of people get sick? Will this be one step forward and two steps back? I’m going to guess that for most of us we probably find ourselves swinging back and forth between the desire to get back to normal and concern about what heading in that direction could cause!
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