What are we waiting for?

"How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow... on those who take refuge in you." Psalm 31.19

What amazes me is the assumption that, whenever we get through this pandemic, life is going to carry on as before. But what if this is like climate change: the latest symptom of the crisis in our relationship to creation and to one another? Then, rather than looking forward to "business as usual", we need to be thinking about how we are going to be living differently. For the fatalist that might be a bleak prospect, especially if they have created a comfortable existence. But, as the Psalmist reminds us, God's intentions for us are good - if only we will abandon our reckless indulgence and submit to his superior inheritance...

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