On Sunday May 24, a group of people gathered in their gardens to pray and reflect on the 5th anniversary of Laudato si. Sophia and Matthew Lamont (parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Tighes Hill Church) joined the group. At the conclusion of the Zoom Matthew emailed through an image of an artwork that he had recently completed and gifted to a Quaker Elder.
With the celebrations of Mother’s Day last month and also frequently hearing the exasperation of many parents in “Lockdown” struggling to cope, I’ve been thinking back to the chaotic years of raising small children.
There have been many observations and narratives made around the world about COVID-19 and how the world is currently struggling to cope. Expert and not so expert opinions are expressed, research findings disclosed, hopes for a vaccine are emerging and the anticipation of lifting restrictions are all part of the daily conversations we are engaging in.
When we hear the word faith, many ideas may come to mind.
The dictionary defines faith as complete trust or confidence in someone or something and/or a strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.
The word faith derives from Latin fides, which is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept.