Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those most vulnerable.
May those who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between
Preserving their health or making the rent.
May we who have the flexibility to look
After our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
remember those who have no home.
As fear and anxiety may grip us
Let us choose love.
At this time when we cannot physically
Wrap our arms around each other,
Let us find ways to be the loving embrace
Of God to our neighbours. Amen.