Moderator Rev Denise Liersch asks us to think of Peter’s words as we struggle with the isolating and stressful effects of COVID-19.
“Above all, maintain constant love for one another,” Peter said.
Denise says this is a time when gathering as communities of faith is “more important than ever” and finding “creative new ways of gathering” using new technology are being “found and embraced across the church”.
“All of these can help us stay connected to uphold and support one another,” Rev Liersch says.
“We are all experiencing challenges we’ve never faced before and it takes time to find our way through things. We’re all in this together as we learn to worship, witness and serve in new and emerging ways.
“Now, more than ever, we need to find time for prayer and reflection to be deeply grounded in the faith, hope and love we know in the God who is with us through everything that life can throw at us.”