Finding Comfort In The Midst Of The COVID-19 Crisis

Faith Breathes family, I pray you all are finding peace and comfort in the midst of this difficult season.

As a native New Yorker, I can honestly say that this crisis is unlike anything I’ve seen our city go through before. Growing up, I’ve watched my fellow New Yorkers weather natural disasters, unite in the face of tragedy, and recover from financial crises, but in each moment, we were able to come together as a people to pray, mourn, and comfort one another – this time, it’s different.
That said, just because staying connected might not look the same right now, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. With all the digital tools and resources available today, we can still support and encourage each other in this time of social distancing. I’m so grateful that I can remain connected to you through my e-newsletter where I’ll continue to share resources and Faith Breathes messages to help us navigate this new normal. I’ll also be working with my team at LEAD.NYC to create nurturing environments in online spaces so that we can continue to learn and share together.
In addition to finding new ways to stay in community during this season, I’m finding comfort in the fact that, even at our greatest point of need as a city, we can still turn to God knowing He will show up. In Psalm 23:4, David writes: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” May we follow David’s example and cling to God’s promise, never to leave nor forsake us, in the face of uncertainty.
Friends, we may be distant, but we’re not alone.
Rev. Adam Durso, D.D.
Exec Director of LEAD.NYC
NYC Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council