I find the words of our gospel reading from John today (Sixth Sunday of Easter) quite consoling for this unsettling time. Jesus basically tells his disciples that he will not abandon them but will send them another Advocate to be with them always. This one who is promised is the Holy Spirit who will guide them on their journey of life. I have found it difficult to live with out human touch. I have grown to appreciate a hug, a pat on the shoulder. I have to remind myself that the time will come for embraces again. In the meantime I take comfort in the knowledge that Jesus embraces me through his Spirit. May we show our love for one another through prayer and good wishes. Thank you for your emails and phone calls. May the Lord bless you in every way.