by Suzy Kelly
There are new terms that have recently entered our daily vocabulary. One of these rather annoying terms is social distancing. Who would have imagined that there would be six foot markers on the floors of commercial retail and even religious establishments, indicating our limitations to access one another.
To put it bluntly, there’s nothing social about distancing. Being social means to be engaging with others. It means to be talking, laughing and expressing ourselves with others without the thought of having physical barriers in our interactions.
Common sense and common courtesy tells us that we must be aware of our own health and take care not to expose others if we are ill. If you are sick, stay away from others. Period. The bottom line is, let’s wash our hands often. Let’s refrain from coughing and sneezing on each other and stay home when we are sick.
But let’s get back to loving, caring, and embracing each other as God has created us to do, as the Lord himself reminds us in sacred scripture, be not afraid my little flock, let’s not be afraid to embrace life.
I’m Suzy Kelly and I am passionately Catholic.