Paramedics Praying Together

As Christians around the world offer up prayers on this solemn Sunday of respectful isolation, this image encapsulates my vision of a new world in which religions harness their power to contribute to peace-building. 

May this dread disease help us all to see ways to do things differently, putting an end to conflict and to inter-religious rivalries. May we find ways to recognize and honour our human commonalities while respecting difference and uniqueness among humans as we do when we contemplate the amazing diversity of the natural world. 

Let us be grateful for all that we have, and seek ways to do what we can.