The Coronavirus – what would Jesus do?’
A very different Christian Aid Week (May 10 to 16) in Norfolk has been launched by the Bishop of Norwich, challenging people to think about how they follow Jesus in the changing landscape, impacted by Covid-19.
In an online message, the Rt Rev Graham Usher, reflects about the current situation both in the UK and also overseas. There have been some amazing responses and we have seen the sacrifice of many to bring healing. So, how do we walk in the footsteps of Jesus in these times? You can see this message above or here.
Julian Bryant, Christian Aid’s Norfolk Church Engagement Worker, explains: “Christian Aid is working overseas with some of the poorest communities on our planet. In Sierra Leone there are no intensive care beds and in Malawi there is just one intensive care bed for every one million people.
“In refugee camps, where tens of thousands of people live closely together it is very hard to keep socially distant from one other. For many there are simply no ventilators and 40 per cent of the world’s population does not even have access to soap and water. What would Jesus do? We see examples of this every day in our partners work but they need more resources.”
People in Norfolk are doing a variety of things to make a difference through Christian Aid including sponsored activities, online services, and more. Nationally Christian Aid is offering online quizzes, reflections, sponsored activities and a service with Rowan Williams.
You can find out more and donate here.