Rather than considering the world’s imperfections the finished result of a botched creation, we should think of them as how it feels to live during an ongoing process.
Perhaps we will remember this time by the actions we took, not the time spent in our homes. Perhaps we will measure this time in phone calls, in virtual connectivity, in mask-clad smiles.
We can support our mindfulness practice with what neuroscientists and other biophysiologists will tell us, and also what spiritual traditions tend to appreciate, which is that we are wondrously made, or magnificently evolved, as, in a way, self-healing organisms.
In the midst of COVID-19, how have faith communities been grappling with questions of access and justice?
I kept waking up at night with the image of field hospitals in my head and thinking, “We’re going to have to build field hospitals.” My only experience with field hospitals was watching M*A*S*H* and seeing news reports from other countries in crisis.
At the core of our Jewish tradition stands a powerful bulwark against a temptation to insist that creation really took just six days, six thousand years ago.
Citizen science can be a great way to feel like you’re part of something bigger.
Why does God allow suffering?
“Caring for the least of these” is still the kind of neighbor love that is called for, but what does that look like during a pandemic?
The truth is one day we will all die. COVID-19 is forcing us to ask how we will choose to live.