|Dear Friends,As we have seen, the national and global situation regarding the coronavirus remains critical. We must not lose faith in the goodness of Jesus and his love for us. Our life with him, our eternal life, is already planted within us by grace; we remain firmly in the loving hands of our Lord, and nothing can snatch us out of his hand.
Let us remember the words of Saint Paul, written also during a time of great trial: What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written: “For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.” In all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 8:35-39).
On this Fifth Sunday of Lent, with a “stone” that seems to come between us and Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, we make an act of faith and spiritual communion, trusting that the power of his grace and mercy reaches us still. We give him our worship and our praise and our gratitude, for his love endures forever.
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Be assured of my prayers for all of you, and please pray for me.
In Jesus and Mary,