Rediscovering the Art of Humility in an Age of Arrogance
As the Covid-19 pandemic has rolled over us all like a thick, global cloud, I feel its dark shadows over our daily lives in countless ways. We are weary of masks and social restrictions, and missing the fellowship and communal worship of the church. Loved ones, stricken and hospitalized with the virus, are deprived of family visits. Our festive celebrations are robbed of joy when we are isolated.
Jim Condap serves as president of the Association of Covenant Camps and Conference Centers. He is also the executive director of Pilgrim Pines Camp and Retreat Center in Swanzey, New Hampshire.
We are still clearing trees off houses and offering cups of coffee to our weary neighbors. While little of this fits our “well-conceived plan” for church planting, the honor of being the church beats the disruption to our plans every time.