The current situation probably feels like a wilderness. It certainly does to me. Sometimes we can come out of wildernesses with new ideas and new directions, or at least a sense that something new will emerge.
This could be a time to consider if you have a new calling. That may be to a new career, a new relationship, a renewal of an old one, a new way of looking at something. It could be to a new way of serving others. It could be to a new way of serving the church. It could even be to ordained ministry (it happens apparently…). It will be unique to you in your own life. In a piece in the Church Times recently, Rev’d John Page reflected: “Maybe the only vocation is the one we all share: the call to compassion. But it is for each one of us to work out what that means in the specifics of our own life.”