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Letter from Revd Leonora Hill, 'Signpost' & services - April 2021

on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 12:00pm

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Revd Leonora Hill
Email: [email protected]

Dear Friends,

I recently attended a training course on “being resilient” and, as the
anniversary of the first lockdown approaches, it caused me to reflect on the
year of the pandemic. The course looked at how best to support others and
ourselves in developing the capacity to recover from the challenges of the
pandemic and return to some normality of life. A key message I took away was
the idea of “creative repair”. Creative repair is all about taking time to support
our emotional, physical and spiritual needs by using creative expression such
as photography, music, literature, gardening or the arts.

We need resilience as we face the loss and tragedy of this last year. Jesus’
disciples journeyed through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy
Saturday in a place of bewilderment and shock. They found themselves
huddled together in fear, desperation and hopelessness in the upper room.
Yet, when the sun rose on that first Easter Sunday, everything changed and a
new hope dawned for all. As we look forward to a brighter tomorrow, coupled
with the lament, sadness and grief of much loss, let us invest in emotional,
physical and spiritual repair and hold onto the new day of resurrection hope
that is Easter Day. In the words of Captain Tom, the sun will shine on you

I wish you all a blessed, restorative and peace filled Easter.

Revd Andrea Colbrook