Some people are talking about positive changes happening in their families during this time of lockdown because of the coronavirus. We are not sure about tomorrow, the only thing that we have at our disposal is this present moment.
In today’s first reading, the people of Israel are in a crisis. During this crisis, the prophet Hosea tells them “It is time to seek the Lord.” The Psalmist also tells Israel to “seek the Lord and his strength;seek his presence continually.”
To seek the Lord continually, we must humble ourselves. And Mother Teresa offered us some insightful tips for doing so.
It is time to seek the Lord. It is time to prepare ourselves and our families to seek the Lord humbly while we are locked down and spending so much time together. We can all be influenced by Mother Teresa’s tips. Then when conflicts begin to arise, someone can ask: What would Mother Teresa say?
Are you ready to seek the Lord with humility? It is time.
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About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.
Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.