Musings ... in a strange time ... Covid-19 - 2020
Prayer - Reflections
AUTHOR: Bishop Graham Rose
These Musings began as weekly letters during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020. This was how a South African country Bishop sought both to make sense of his own confusion and to reach out to his people, in a strange time. Six months on, when the lockdown was suddenly lifted, he was left with a collection of 24 reflections. They are gathered here in a simple book.
At times it is the liturgical calendar that stimulates the reflection, at times it is a burning social issue that provokes it. The author draws on enduring truths of the Christian faith and of our common humanity in inviting us into a conversation that is urgently needed. How shall we respond to this pandemic? What is it calling forth from us? How will the pandemic re-shape us both as individuals and in our society? What will it require of our world?
The reflections, while personal, will find a wide resonance - we are all in this together. In small ways they might help us to discover a new solidarity and a shared vision, one that is founded on deep and abiding human values. The conversation has already begun: it will continue for some time - these are still early days. This little book might just inspire and encourage us.
Bishop Graham Rose has been a Catholic Priest for 40 years and worked in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg for 28 years before being transferred to the Diocese of Dundee. He has served as Bishop of Dundee for the past 12 years.
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