We know that the world is in crisis with COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed the world, the way it has been operating. We do not know, what would be consequently unfolded in the days to come. Leaving the future in the hands of God, let us reflect how we are doing day after day.

We are distressed by the fact that we are homebound; we are concerned about our welfare and that of our dear ones. Our distress is fueled by the media related news about Coronavirus. In this situation, it is better to ask ourselves, “What is my state of relationship with God amidst COVID-19?”

This is the time to strengthen our faith. Our faith should inspire us to rely on God and in all that He speaks to us in the Bible. Let us trust that we have a Father in heaven, who knows our needs, our fear and our distress. Let us believe that the Risen Lord, Jesus Christ is with us during this challenging time. It is an opportunity for us to spend some time in prayer, to recite Rosary, to read the Bible, and to spend some time in Adoration.

Throughout history, there have been countless natural and man-made disasters, but God has never forsaken His people. As the Psalmist says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in distress. Therefore, we fear not, though the earth be shaken and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea” (Psalm 46:1-2). Again, the psalmist calls us to trust in God saying: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)

United in prayer
Fr. Arul Joseph V.


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