An image of the tabernacle inside Archbishop Smith’s chapel. On top is the image of an anchor with two dolphins swimming towards it.Photo: Supplied by Archbishop Richard Smith.
“They Need an Anchor”
Those were the words spoken by one of the panelists in our most recent panel discussion. One in a series following upon the issuance of On the Impact of COVID-19 and the Call to Christian Renewal, this episode revolved around the topic “Solidarity and Vulnerability.” In the course of our reflections upon the experience among most people these days of acute vulnerability, a panelist put her finger on it by saying, “They need an anchor.” We all do. People are searching for that which will keep them securely in place while the strong waves of ambiguity and uncertainty threaten to unmoor us and cast us adrift. These are very unsettling times, to say the least.