What are your thoughts on the handling of the unlocking? Now I need to stand back and dodge bullets!! We all have an opinion and all think of how it may have been done differently. Being an armchair critic is exactly what Lockdown has prepared us for – all that time thinking is bound to cause brain overloads!
I am a past master at seeing the shortfalls of actions and choices, when I am being kind I call it being “good at strategic planning” but at times if I am honest often it comes out as being more of a killjoy! It does not stop me from making idiotic decisions. In fact, I often think that when God sees choices I make, he shakes his head sadly, saying “of all the things she could have done, I never thought she would choose that!”
However God does not abandon us when we get things wrong, he continues to love us beyond our deserving and offers us a way forward to live with sins forgiven, life restored.
The visitors to Cornwall have been suffering delays, disappointments, pre booking issues, and too much is changed for some to really enjoy the visit. Not enough spaces for the theatre, not enough signposts or details to help the visitor get the best experience of the Duchy. Many are wishing it could be different.
For those who follow in the way of Jesus, in the way of the cross may find that they may also know delays and disappointments, sometimes the cost of being a Christian can seem high; “thy will not mine be done”. Sometimes the signposts are hidden too, or perhaps we are too busy to see them properly? However, the pilgrim on the journey will never be without the presence of God, even when it is impossible to believe, God is with us. That is the promise, not that we would be without hardship, disappointment, or challenges, but that we shall never be without hope and God’s love.
On our journey with God we are never mere visitors, paying to be able to spend a few precious moments with the sacred spaces, we are God’s beloved and precious children, part of his family, with a place for us at his table, destined to be with him for all eternity.
So in the grand scheme of things, the problems with post lockdown Cornwall really are just a few stones in the smooth pathway!
Stay safe and well, abide with God and care for one another, that is what pilgrims are meant to do!