Zoom and other digital platforms have been a great resource, haven’t they? But at Othona we’ll be together actually, not virtually. While observing social distancing, we’ll still share healthy home-cooked meals. And gather in the chapel for our spiritual reflections and prayerful quiet. That’s community.
We’ll ask you to join in some of our simple tasks around the house and grounds. Daily jobs but special ones too: are there apples to pick, or shrubs to prune, or books to tidy? That’s community too.
Depending on the weather we may offer a group walk or another outing. Or indoors perhaps a music evening. And each week there’ll be an open discussion as we try to discern together how a community like Othona may evolve beyond this Covid 19 experience.
How do those of us who’ve loved Othona up till now “give it forward” to rising generations in a changing world? As our own vision for this begins to come into clearer focus, we’re keen to hear your experience and your views too.
Our core community will be thin on the ground this season. We’ll need your enthusiasm, your helpful presence and your patience when things go too slowly or less than smoothly. But with those provisos we’re relieved to say “Welcome Back”.