August 23rd, 2020

in the soup

Praying for relief

I spoke with a friend some days ago. The pressures upon him and his family from the coronavirus are immense, such that ordinary human difficulties -- tragedies, even -- become even harder to deal with. Another visit shows ominous cracks appearing in a family close to me. I know how I often feel like I'm just withering in the isolation. I read about increased domestic violence and abuse, increased suicide attempts. And while I'm sure many are economically stressed, this isn't fundamentally about money; the pandemic and the semi-lockdown are putting incredible stress upon everyone.

Dear God, we need some relief.