Waiting to Embrace You


Waiting to Embrace You

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by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Each week when we met in the sanctuary, our closing words ended with the phrase, “knowing that we wait to embrace you upon your return.” We’ve tweaked those words just a bit during this pandemic (“we embrace each other, even now, from a distance”), but we are still waiting for the moment when we’ll be able to embrace again. What does it mean to embrace from a distance? How can we hold each other, and hold space for each other, in a time of such heightened anxiety in our nation?