On the 4th Sunday in Lent 2020 all Canadian Churches are closed today. At no other time in history have churches been closed, but to prevent the spread of COVID-19 everyone is distancing and self-quarantining. Many of the Churches are having on line services to help provide their congregations with Worship.
The daily death toll in Italy rose to 793 on Friday. Almost 1/3 of the reported cases are in Italy as the country finally grounds to a halt. Italians over 80 are no longer able to access Health Care as available life saving care must be prioritized to those who are most likely to survive. Prayers go out to Italy.
The USA has now closed all it’s boarders to non-essential travel and many Canadians are stranded abroad.
Meanwhile, my husband and I remain in self-quarantine. We are so lucky. I look out the window and my bird feeder has already started to attract birds within 24 hours of me filling the feeder. A fat chipmunk was sitting on the fence under the maple tree and my cat was sitting in the window watching the live entertainment. Rickie loves the freedom of being able to run out the back door into the fenced yard. Yesterday afternoon Rickie refused to come back inside as he stretched out on the deck to enjoy the sunshine. The temperature is much colder than in the Rio Grande Valley (21F vs 86F) but the same sun shines down on us.