“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” (Jana Stanfield)
So true, especially in these times! When we commenced this New Year, we never anticipated a crisis like the COVID-19. Yet, it is precisely in such trials that we can best demonstrate faith and goodwill.
COVID-19 has revealed a lot about us as people, the good and the shadow side. We now know that we are vulnerable and dependent and need each other’s support. We’ve learnt that isolation is difficult for most people, that we must constantly work at connecting better with others and developing a better sense of neighbourliness by pushing the boundaries on who we include as our neighbours. We also know that sharing can be hard but is right. Eventually, much will return to normal but it will be a “new normal” and it is up to us to ensure that it is a better normal – more just and compassionate, more ethical and responsible, more hopeful and caring!
We hope and pray, dear friend, that you and your loved ones are well. Please stay home and stay safe!
It has been an exceptionally difficult time for persons with disabilities but by the grace of God and your continued support we have been able to keep the children in good health. We had to temporarily close special education and vocational center activities but the other therapies continue. We continue to take every precaution to keep them safe – regular hand and facility sanitization, wearing our masks and practicing social distancing as best we can. We are amazed at the new understanding our children demonstrate. They sense the change and are cooperative and understanding, caring for one another. We are also very grateful for the courage and self-giving of our healthcare workers and staff who try to make life better for the children.
In the end, we each must do our part, however small. Our world needs all the good that we can do!