I was glad for the chance to ponder peace as I recorded this week’s video church service for seniors.
As usual, this simple, 47-minute YouTube church service is designed for older adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, who are still mostly isolated because of covid-19 restrictions. (How long, oh Lord?) The pace is slow, the readings and meditations simplified, and we sing a lot of classic hymns and spirituals — all intentional choices meant to serve and bless elders.
In this particular service, I give a shout-out to Osheta Moore, pastor, author, writer, and peacemaker, who posted a helpful graphic in her video earlier this week about how best to talk about race and engage as a peacemaker. I’m not trying to be trendy by including this; this is simply my sphere of influence, and I know from experience that elders, including those with dementia, are wiser and more thoughtful about tough issues than we often give them credit for.
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Peace be with you,