Before I had six kids, I used to take my guitar to a local nursing home once a week. I’d sit in the lounge and sing folk songs with whoever showed up. We’d chat after a round of O, Susanna, or laugh when we couldn’t remember the words to the fourth verse of She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain.
Plenty of cable channels love to program for Christmas, but Lent and Easter are usually reserved for sketchy Christian-themed documentaries of questionable accuracy, and the occasional faith-centric movie, special or miniseries.
A message on a sign in front of a Church this past week read: “O Lord, I didn’t know I was going to have to give up so much this Lent!” What has happened has led us to what we might think of as our communal Lenten experience and so then consider as well what the Lord intends for us to learn together!
The human family is being led now, and being called to something! An understandable question would be, “If God is good and all powerful, why doesn’t He just stop this horrible virus?” An honest and searching response takes us to understand the mystery and the wonder of life itself that we discover especially at times of great trial!
If you’re a Catholic, that means you’ve been baptized at some point in your life. If you were a baby, the details of what happened may not have been clear to you. This installment of Catholic Central is here to fill in the gaps.