The scourge of the Coronavirus has brought pain and heartache to millions but many of us are also rediscovering some values that appear to have been forgotten in recent years among them concern and caring for one another and yes reaching out and touching one another something we are discouraged from doing during this crisis.
In a sermon he delivered in a Baptist church, the Rev. Martin Luther King preached about the Drum Major Instinct that characterizes some people today.
I noticed our receptionist was changing the water in a small glass container that appeared to have a floating flower in it. I told her the flower was beautiful, but she added that it also contained a goldfish. It was a birthday gift. She said the old water had become stale and soiled, and that new water would provide new life for her fish.
As a young novice for the Congregation of Holy Cross our early training took place on a farm.
Before he even finished asking Jesus for help, Jesus replied, “If you can! Everything is possible to one who has faith.” (Mark 9:23)
Saint James had a one liner in the Scripture reading today that sliced through his entire letter about faith and works. Faith, if it does not have works, is dead.