What is considered the most holy week of the year in the Christian world is underway, impacted just like almost everything else in our lives by the Covid 19 Pandemic. In the holy land sites where Christ’s crucifixion and Resurrection took place will be completely empty this year, for the first time since the 13th century. Churches in our area will be strangely quiet too, there services canceled or limited to online streaming this year. It’s hard not to feel sad that we will be denied normal worship this holy week and that big Easter Sunday meals which are so traditional in many families will be canceled or limited to just a handful of people. Visits with elderly family members who live in nursing homes or are confined to health care facilities will be limited to telephone calls this Easter too. These are all signs of the way our lives have been changed this year because of the Corona Virus as we all long for lives that will get back to normal sometime very soon. That’s the way I see it.