Life Jackets of Hope

From a deep Christian perspective — that applies for those of any other, or no, faith — Peter Wehner writes on Good Friday (10 April 2020) in "How Should Christians Act During a Pandemic?" (aptly subtitled "I feel like I'm handing out life jackets of hope in a sea of despair."):

... If Christians are wise, we will emerge from this pandemic as different and better people: more kind and generous, more able to mourn with those who mourn, more able to model how love can cast out fear. "There is always reason to hope," the priest and author Henri Nouwen wrote, "even when your eyes are filled with tears." ...

... The hope of what awaits transforms the experience of waiting. But waiting isn't always easy. We live in a broken world, and there are moments when darkness feels like our closest friend.

(cf My Business (1999-05-30), Thank Goodness (2002-12-25), 2008-03-23 - Sunrise Service at Seneca Creek, Nothing Here (2016-11-21), 2019-04-21 - You Are Loved, Exactly as You Are (2020-01-31), ...) - ^z - 2020-04-20