Where did the summer go? Is it really the beginning of fall? Fall will feel much different this year. It brings all kinds of concerns. Will there be yet another wave of COVID and its variants? What about parish activities and the changes that happen in our churches?
What does school look like? Is it safe for our students? What about the workplace and restaurants? What will the theatre look like? What about that concert series? There are many questions.
I spend a lot of my time offering spiritual direction and retreats to people. I felt privileged on our Jesuit grounds in Pickering this summer. It was usually possible to sit in the shade of a tree, a safe physical distance from someone. Fall means that it won’t usually be possible to do that outside, unless we surround ourselves with a tent and wear Canada Goose parkas.