As the COVID-19 crisis strains our ability to overcome anxiety and grief, Religion News Service reached out to psychologist and professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland Robert Wicks for some much-needed context on overcoming grief and anxiety in the midst of a pandemic.
The anxiety of this crisis may well be a catalyst for the spiritual renewal we need so urgently.
As the saying goes, sometimes we need to get so far down that we have nowhere to look but up. Such humility is the foundational step to the spiritual awakening we need so urgently today.
We have to be concerned and we have to be diligent – the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a real and serious virus – but we don’t have to panic.
Did you know that the word “worry” comes from the Old English root word, “wyrgan,” which meant “to strangle” or “to choke”? Worry squeezes the life out of us.