Updated: Apr 29, 2020
Our thanks to Anna Chaplaincy network member Catherine Clowes, who is Community Link Enabler for the Ripon and Lower Dales Methodist Circuit, North Yorkshire, and has sent in this poem for us to share during 'this strange situation we are in at the moment'.
Just be at home
How can that be so hard to do?
Most of our lives we long to slow down
Now we can there’s so much to pursue!
Just be apart
From those not known and those we love
We must keep at a safe distance
Our hearts burst with the build-up of love
Just be at work
Be it at home or on the frontline
Whether we’re fighting the virus head on
Or we’re meeting with colleagues on Zoom time!
Just be at school
All this home teaching wasn’t part of the deal!
Such pressure to keep up high standards
Know you’re doing great no matter how you feel
Just be patient
Although it feels like we’ll never get through
We’re told that if we follow the rules
This time will pass, we can start anew!
Just be at peace
Our heavenly Father has got this in hand
He hears our cries for his hurting world
He will come to heal our land
Just be at rest
Give him your worries and your fears
Let him hold you in his loving arms
Let him wipe away your tears
Just be his child
That is all we’re called to be
We can trust him with our future
Let him love you tenderly
© Catherine Clowes, March 2020