Alka's Angle

  • I recently came across this meme! And that just about sums it up for me. Don’t get me wrong! I truly appreciate all the people and places that are offering their services online and all the smart people who are trying to help us deal with this ‘staying home’ thing. And to be honest, I have attended some of them. They are all good! That’s not my concern. I just cannot do one more webinar or zoom meeting that wants to help me deal with the COVID fatigue! My fatigue comes from the online meeting that is trying to help me deal with it! Are you tired too? I understand! 

  • We are in the 6th official week under ‘stay at home’ orders. And even though I have been presenting a brave front for everyone, there are days when they feel heavy and I want to scream ‘enough of this.” And when that moment is over I realize that staying at home is uncomfortable for us, sometimes, but if I did not follow this order then some people’s lives could be at risk. 

  • Today, for some reason, I am feeling the weight of this pandemic more than ever -- a friend shared their elderly friend tested positive, a member of a neighboring church went to the hospital with fever (roommate is positive), a rehab center in the neighborhood has had more than 10 COVID related deaths, the jails, the nursing homes and the list goes on. 

  • Easter is over, folks, now what? For some this is a struggle! But, here is what I think: Yes, the celebration of Easter day is over, but Easter has just begun, because you see every day after resurrection is Easter (liturgically we are in Easter-tide or Easter season). 

  • By the time you get this email, we will be in the longest three days of a Christian’s life. This is my favorite season though! For some people Christmas is special and for some Easter is blessed, but I love Good Friday! I believe there would not have been an Easter if there was no Good Friday. Because of the experience of Good Friday, I am able to appreciate Easter and the promise it brings. Good Friday reminds us that none of us are exempt from bad things happening to us -- even Jesus experienced the evils of this world -- but in resurrection Jesus gave us the promise of eternal life, and that reminder is what helps us go through the difficult parts of our life journey!