Today is Sunday and we are on the final day of road trip driving. I had lots of time to think about... churches.
How many are doing virtual church still? How many are risking crowds by going to church in person? I'm sad for the elderly who are most at risk and may be missing church more than most.
I thought about the churches I saw during our brief stop in Santa Fe.
Our hotel was across from this beautiful church. We heard the church bells when we dined. It was both comforting and eerie.
We walked over later at night and I read the sign about "Covid-19 Mass Times" How odd these times are. I'm guessing Catholic masses have put a temporary halt to the part of mass that I used to dread as a kid. I was about 11 when we were asked to acknowledge those near us in the pews. "Peace be with you..." As a shy kid I hated shaking hands with strangers.
Last night, we also walked down to see the lovely, Loretto Chapel. The lit up church seemed so safe and peaceful. So I thought about churches, as we drove TX 71, towards Houston. I spotted 2 different church gatherings meeting outside under tents. One was a mostly African American congregation and the other looked Latino.
Twenty minutes later we passed the Cowboy Church. On some Sunday mornings, I've seen cowboy greeters on their horses.
It was 10 am when we passed the large lot and fenced in arena. The lot was packed with trucks, mostly. I saw no horses. I saw no people, because they were all inside, the warehouse-like, church.
I hope that "cowboy congregation" kept safe at their service. I hope they said some extra prayers, that they don't get AND/OR SPREAD Covid-19!.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!