The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is an unwelcome adventure but adventure none-the-less. The Oxford dictionary calls an adventure “a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity”, which this crisis certainly is. No doubt it’s “hazardous”, but there are also many elements of “enterprise”.
There are several burgeoning medical breakthroughs in potential vaccines, repurposing of proven anti-retrovirals; and societal revisioning involving everything from how and where we work to relearning relational skills. New horizons are being forced upon us which may be catalytic to innovations that otherwise would never have been considered.
Then there’s the spiritual renewal. Prayers, hymns, and a new soft-heartedness to faith have emerged along with a rediscovery of kindness. It would appear to be true that “every cloud has a silver lining”.
It’s a time to count our blessings and smile.