Church Canceled due to Coronavirus
For your safety, church services are canceled until further notice. We will resume services when it is safe to do so. For the time being, all our small groups have been canceled.
In the pall of the pandemic we shelter at home, though our home is now not the welcoming place of bygone days. It is now a refuge; haven; bastion; redoubt; retreat; sanctuary; asylum … home is an oasis in this troubling time. There is an apt Spanish word, querencia, the place where we feel secure and out of harm’s way. In Hemingway’s writing,* the querencia is the one place in the bullfight ring where the bull is impervious to the toreador. Yet querencia holds metaphysical connotations: In our querencia, we become centered, our identity coalesces and we know who we are.
[*Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon]