15 Days Of Prayer For The Hindu World (Sixth Edition):
As we write this, much of the world is emerging from the restrictions imposed by the covid-19 pandemic into a world that has been shaped by loss, fear, and confusion. Changes have occurred that will echo for generations to come.
Historians have noted that in seasons immediately following a pandemic, there is an explosion in society of creativity, risk taking, entrepreneurship and a sense that life must be lived to its fullest. Nevertheless, the basic patterns of life still remain: children are born, they go to school, get a job, marry, and have their own children. These patterns of life, are almost universally relatable and they often define a sort of cycle, which unites much of our experiences.
In John 10:10, Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Some English translations say, “have it to the full, till it overflows.” This overflowing of life is what disciples of Jesus have access to, and it is what we are called to share with the world.