Here is a simple example of loving our neighbors in this crisis shared by Al Tricarico:
The present crisis provides unique opportunities to touch people in our neighborhoods—in a “distancing” kind of way. For the last few years, my wife, Laurie, and I have focused on eighteen homes that are nearest to us and sought to reach out to them. Mainly we have invited them to a home group we host, particularly when we share meals. Last week we sent them the following note:
These are difficult and uncertain times. Concerns about the COVID-19 virus are growing and seem to be developing by the minute. Laurie and I want you to know that we are praying for you and would be happy to serve you in other ways as well. Let us know if you need help, or if you would like to talk. This may not be a time for personal contact, but please feel free to call us. We trust that God will help us all in our time of need. Psalm 46
Let’s do what we can to stay connected and help each other at this time and beyond.
Your friends at the “corner.”
Al and Laurie Tricarico
We received three responses including a request to pray over the phone. Not much immediate fruit I suppose, but we hope that our friends felt encouraged and will remember that we care about them.