Never mind Christmas plans, what about today, the here and now? Infection rates are much lower than they were, and appear to be part of a general downward trend – presumably in response to the strict Tier regulations that are in place. At least that suggests there is gain from the pain. But we need to remember those suffering the pain: the economic impact on businesses and employees, the impact on mental health of not being able to see and converse with family and friends. Do we need to begin by acknowledging our own pain? Is there anything that we can do to help others (particularly for the latter group)?
Lord, thank you that infection numbers are going down. Help us to do all that we can to stop them spiking again. We remember those struggling financially because of the Tiering restrictions, and those struggling because they can’t se friends and family.