Diary of a Cross in my pocket

Diary of a Cross in my Pocket. March 31st. Some words from 'Remember Me' by Sharon Garlough Brown: 'Waiting with patience and hope. Letting God be God and trusting him to fulfil his purposes. While we wait for God to act, we remember who he is and what he has done in the past so that we can trust him in the silence and hiddenness. We practice remembering. And we practice hope... and we trust that the One who has begun the good work in us and for us will indeed complete it.'
 
Diary of a Cross in my Pocket. March 30th. Thank God for technology! Yes! I do mean that, for yesterday many of us from St. Andrew's Shottery joined together through something called 'Zoom'  to share a morning service. It was so good to see all the familiar faces in their homes smiling back at us and to share an Agape Meal of bread and wine. Strangely, to me, it felt almost as if we were gathered together in one home, as in Biblical times, listening to Jesus. Thank you Revd. Craig and Su for organising it all. It was very special. 
 
Diary of a Cross in my Pocket. March 27th. Taking care to observe recommended safeguards I set out early yesterday morning to replenish our diminishing food supply. I was not looking forward to it. However, the excursion was transformed by the care and curtesy I experienced in the Tesco store in Stratford-upon-Avon, for which I would like to express my thanks to both staff and customers. I have a hope that this crisis is already reintroducing into our communities a love and concern for others, that will transform society. 
 
Diary of a Cross in my Pocket. March 26th. One of our granddaughters who lives in London, sent us a photograph taken from the balcony of her flat. She says that until recently the view was hazy because of air pollution and the canal was dark and murky. Now, she can see the distant skyscrapers and the bottom of the canal! I believe there is something good to be found in all situations. 'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11