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Love or Lockdown?

Spring Birds

I'd like to share a timely reflection from Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM,. (shared to me by a mentor of mine)

I pray that you'll be encouraged by his wonderful words in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.

“Lockdown” by Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise.

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet,

The sky is no longer thick with fumes, But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi, People are singing to each other, across the empty squares, keeping their windows open so that those who are alone may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know is busy spreading fliers with her number through the neighborhood, So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples are preparing to welcome and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting.

All over the world people are looking at their neighbors in a new way.

All over the world people are waking up to a new reality, To how big we really are.To how little control we really have.To what really matters.

To Love.So we pray and we remember that, Yes there is fear. But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.But there does not have to be disease of the soul.

Yes there is even death.But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic.

The birds are singing again.

The sky is clearing, Spring is coming, And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul And though you may not be able to touch across the empty square, Sing.

May your soul be encouraged in this moment. Grace and Peace, Dr. John-Mark

John-Mark Chesney

John-Mark Chesney

Dr. John-Mark Chesney, PT, DPT, OCS, CDNT helps people in Knoxville stay active, healthy and mobile - so you can spend time doing the activities you love instead of sitting at the doctor’s office. His practice, Simply Physio, specializes in helping people in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s move and feel better without the use of prescription pain-killers or procedures like injections or surgery. For more than a decade, 1000’s of people have trusted John-Mark Chesney with their healthcare questions concerning aches and pains. He has been providing solutions for people who suffer from disabling pain, solutions that don’t involve pain medication, braces, injections, or surgery. He works with people 40- 60+ on a daily basis and has completed extensive training on the most effective, research supported, hands-on treatments and healing movements that can give fast relief to people who suffer from muscle and joint pain. Clients seek out John-Mark Chesney as he has built a reputation for helping people regain their independence and return back to an active and healthy lifestyle.
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