Lord, you know we are suffering in many ways because of the afflictions caused by the COVID-19 virus. We pray today for all of those in the healing profession who are nurses. We thank God for giving to them a caring vocation. We thank you for calling them to imitate you in your care and compassion.
I find today the strangest day of all. We have celebrated Good Friday, and so the Church is silent, since we have not yet begun the Easter Vigil. But this year the period of time between the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and the Easter Vigil has united the world.
Today we pray for those people who work in government. We pray for all those people who must make difficult decisions during this time of pandemic.
Lord Jesus, how is it you could die for my sins? How is it you can continually pour out your mercy and forgiveness for these sins that caused you to die? How great is your love!
Today we begin the Great Three Days. These are the most important days of the Church year. This is because these three days validate all the other days of the liturgical year. Jesus is the person he claims to be. And these days are our guarantee. Why?
Today we pray for those people who find themselves in economic hardship. We pray for those who must work, even at risk to themselves, those without work, those who fear being laid off, and those who are anxious about economic matters.
The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue. Do you have a disciple’s tongue? And what is a disciple’s tongue anyway?
What difference does it make? Have you ever felt this way? Wondering if what you are doing is making any difference at all? We are currently in such a time right now. We are “social distancing” against a virus we cannot see. Does it make any difference?
Most of us have probably gone through a really difficult phase where we needed someone else to uphold us. We needed their support, love and kindness.
This week we are drawn into the incomprehensible love of Jesus for each one of us, and if we open our heart, even just a little bit, we will stand amazed on Easter Sunday at the new life given to us by God’s generous love.