Fr. Timothy Shea

Blog #17: Loose Ends

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year!!

This is a good time for me to tie up some loose ends.

First, thanks to everybody for being so good to me at Christmas. Thank you for all your prayers, cards, good wishes and presents. I must have been a good boy all year. I especially want to thank you for your faith and your example. You inspire me with your devotion to God.

Also, the provincial lockdown we are in now emphasizes that we cannot let our guard down when it comes to handling the threat of covid-19. We need to be consistent with sanitizing our hands, wearing our masks, respecting social distancing, keeping to our bubble and remaining patient…this second wave seems more serious than the first wave last March/April. The same strategy will work to reduce the spread of the virus. We need to patiently and consistently keep doing what we were doing – and we need to patiently wait our turn to be vaccinated. Hopefully a year from now we can relax and enjoy being more social. It was last June that we experienced the end of the beginning of this pandemic. Now we are experiencing the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Patience is a virtue. Determination and commitment are our mission.

One thing 2020 taught us is that our behaviour shows our faith. We follow the pandemic protocols to be safe and to help keep others safe. When we do that, we love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Keep it up. Keep the faith!!

Oh yeah – and-one last loose end: Vancouver will be first in the Canadian Division of the NHL.

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