This past May, I retired from the Board of Directors of the Anglican Foundation. It has been quite a ride. My five years on the Board reviewing grant applications, listening to testimonials from grant recipients and visiting their projects, opened my eyes to the vitality and creativity of Anglican churches in communities large and small across Canada.
I am writing to you as we enter the fourth month into the global crisis of COVID-19, a pandemic that has thrown the world into an unfamiliar landscape of overwhelming uncertainty. The 20th century Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov once said, “Any idiot can face a crisis—it’s the day to day living that wears you out.”