During this pandemic, we've heard two phrases consistently: "We're all in this together" and "we'll never be the same." Sandra breaks down these phrases from a Christian perspective and shares how we can use this time as a catalyst for action to align our flourishing with the flourishing of the vulnerable.

The only way that we enact new practices is through reflection and choices. We could go through this pandemic and go right back to the same thing if we are not intentional in our practices. We have to choose to be different. Instead of trying to figure out how to "get back to normal" as a church, this time can be an invitation to pivot and to do things differently. This is an opportunity to ask ourselves, "Is our discipleship made up of words, or of action?"

This video is part of the Spiritual First Aid Online Summit presented by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College and the National Association of Evangelicals.

Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a second-generation Latina, pastors at Grace and Peace Community on the west-side of Chicago. She is a preacher, liturgist and activist who re-imagining the intersection of worship and justice. She is a global voice on the topics of worship and formation, justice, racial identity and reconciliation, and mission. She has authored God’s Graffiti Devotional, Still Evangelical, The Mission of Worship and The Next Worship. Follow Sandra on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/sandravanopstal