By Michael Singer, Gr. 6.
Since March of 2020, Covid virus has changed our world, communities, neighborhoods and families. Having to stay separated from people, because of Social distancing just makes people feel alone and sad.
One group of people that are having a hard time and feeling lonely are the elderly. This Pandemic has affected many older people because they can’t get out to shop for themselves, do their laundry, or even just talk with or spend time with someone. So I guess that many of them feel hopeless.
Well, I’m writing to tell you that I know at least two angels in my life that have shown me how to bring faith and hope back into people’s lives.
My Dad, Adam Singer, is the first Angel. He does grocery shopping for my Grandma, and takes very special care of her so that she feels well and stays safe. My father brings hope and love to my Grandma everyday and she has faith in him because he cares about her being safe and happy.
When I asked my Dad what makes him do this? He said, “I just like to help people in need.”
The second Angel in my life that I think brings faith to others in this time of Covid, is my Godmother, Aunt Wendy Chan. Aunt Wendy lives in an apartment building and does shopping for many of the elderly people that live there. She’s always asking them if they need anything and will run to the store, or drop off laundry for them. My Godmother says, “The Pandemic has been challenging for everyone in these difficult times.
We must remember to lend a helping hand to those who need it. Some of our elderly neighbors may not be able to move around as much, the simple act of food shopping helps to ease their minds because they will have access to their meals.”
My Dad and my Godmother are two Angels in my life that live the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy; “Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick, comfort those who suffer. They have shown me what it is to be faithful, and to live Jesus’s teachings, “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”
So now, I’m calling on you to be Angels too. Start with your older family members or your neighbors, give them a call, Facetime or Zoom them just to ask,” How are you today? Do you need anything? Sometimes older people don’t know how to use a smartphone or computer, maybe you could teach them. Maybe, you and your Mom or Dad could order up food from a restaurant that the person likes, and share a meal! There are so many ways that we all can bring back faith, hope, and love into other’s lives. It just takes believing in the good, and living your own faith.
Thanks Dad and Aunt Wendy!