Dear Colleagues, Friends, Brothers and Sisters,
I hope January 2022 has begun well for you and we no doubt pray that Cayman and the world will be guided out and away from the current pandemic. Sometimes it takes some time away from an event to gather its true significance, and I am sure that there are many lessons to be learned about everything associated with covid-19 that we will not be able to learn fully except at some distance in time from the event itself.
Some of the questions (and there will be many more) may be:
--Was our reliance upon the mRNA vaccines to the effective exclusion, for the most part, of other methods of treatment, really the best way to go?
--What was the cause of our readiness to receive and to impose on others a procedure that had not yet been given authorisation but only “emergency use” authorisation? Was it justified?
--Was it the right thing to do to support an active prevention of fully certified doctors from using treatments that they were convinced by the available data might help their patients?
--Did we unthinkingly trust all the decisions of central bodies such as the United Nations and the World Health Organisation without properly examining what active drivers might have influenced those decisions?
--Did we actively question the admitted and proclaimed censorship of even well-qualified opinions by news organisations whose true function was to bring us real information?
We will have a lot to mull over, for sure.
The Collect for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany is
Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We can be assured even in the face of all our questioning, that only God “govern(s) all things in heaven and earth.” The people in the time of the Lord Jesus who actively condemned Him to death did, even with all that, serve the Lord’s own purpose of redeeming His people. We can be assured therefore that in the words of Julian of Norwich, “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” Therefore with the chastening of our questions even we can pray still: “Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
For directions about the services this Sunday the 16th January 2022, the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, please see the website www.TruthWithLanguage.com .
In faith in the holy Name of our Lord Jesus, who will continue to provide guidance by the Holy Spirit to all His people.