Lockdown can feel like groundhog day for some people. Doing the same thing again and again. But for many lockdown is actually a pilgrim place. A chance to listen to the wild wind of the Holy Spirit. Like Nicodemus we must really utilise this opportunity to listen to the Holy Spirit as She blows from east to west. Over dry and scorched earth and over the wild wet rainforests. Season upon season, the Spirit is always ready to impart Her wisdom on ears that were made to hear.
May we seek Her wisdom courageously and walk with our fellow Pilgrims. Knowing that for some they seek the solid solitude of being with Christ. Community is for all, friendship and fellowship is a base instinct at the heart of our life’s pilgrimage. Let us fight for justice and equality. Lets us rejoice and share moments of inspiration together. Let us pray and worship God in the unity of the Spirit. Let us love one another with a refreshed outlook brought about through the silence of lockdown. Let us use lockdowns lessons to build better communities and a wondrous outpouring of love on our neighbours. Gathered together in the sanctuary of our homes let us seek the road of peace, and be willing to share this peace with all.