Archive for the ‘Reflections’ Category

How We Can Make A Difference

In the world today, there are many forms of unrest and turmoil. According to the United Nations for example, 80 million people are displaced. These people face the challenges of accessing education, healthcare, job opportunities and other resources. Ageing is another global issue. At present, the number of people over the age of 65 outnumbered children under 5 for the first time. Racial inequality and injustice are causing protests against “worldwide racism”. The riots and demonstrations are occurring not only in the USA and in Europe, but are worldwide. Continue reading

Dealing with Life Under Lockdown

Since March of this year, the whole world has been dealing with daily life under “lockdown”. This involves staying at home, wearing marks, closing of schools and workplaces, social distancing and social gatherings. Our lives have been disrupted by this coronavirus pandemic and no medical solution has been discovered so far. We cannot see it. We cannot understand it. The pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Continue reading

Do we walk alone?

(Luke 24: 13-35) – Recently, I read an article about the suffering of Sri Lankan tea workers and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the country’s poorest people, the plantation workers face more hardships due to their low income. Their jobs have collapsed due to the coronavirus, and there are no additional sources of income for them. Continue reading