Seeing COVID-19 through the lens of faith opens up a divine perspective. It allows us to see beyond the moment, with all its uncertainty, into eternity. It grants us the ability to understand how all things and events are included in God’s loving providential plan.
Persevering in the faith requires that it be tested. You must prove your mettle before God who allows you to be perfected in the fires of trails and difficulties that you may win the crown of life.
The proconsul read Cyprian’s condemnation and the multitude cried, “Let us be beheaded with him!” He was taken into the grounds, to a hollow surrounded by trees, into which many of the people climbed. Cyprian took off his cloak, knelt down, and prayed.
The Catholic life is a unity of reason, truth, faith, and morals. It’s a beautiful, challenging, transcendent life. It’s a life of which people are in desperate need of today.
When you comply with Jesus’ wishes, giving yourself over confidently to him in self-entrustment, however difficult or counter-intuitive it may seem, the unexpected happens: a course is set toward a new, sublime horizon of life.