On Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, an entry into the city where he would be brutally crucified on a Roman cross to accomplish his Paschal Mystery.
Can COVID-19 be seen as a spiritual vaccine? It does awaken what many seem to ignore: This body of ours will one day die. At a time when we may expect or least expect, this life will end. Are you prepared?
As Christians, we truly can rejoice in our sufferings in these times, whatever they may be. It’s important to understand that God will bring benefit from our suffering, provided we unite ourselves to Christ.
Everybody’s heard the news: practice social distancing, remain home unless leaving is essential, groups of less than 10 people, wash your hands. But how do you stay Catholic and sane during this pandemic?
We wait in faith and hope, analogously entombed in darkness, following in the way of Lazarus. Yet Christ is coming. The resurrection is in your future.
One of my favorite songs by Carrie Underwood is Jesus Take The Wheel, written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, and Brett James. The words reveal how vulnerable we are to the elements of the world around us.
The Annunciation of the Lord reminds us of the importance of hope, especially in these perilous times. The words of Mary, the Mother of God, provide us with the example of life for our lives: “May it be done to me according to your word.”
What kind of stuff is on your COVID-19 list? Is it the right stuff? Did you leave out the most important? Or is it on the list but in last place?