Just before the pandemic lockdown, Deacon Frank saw his doctor. The doctor told him his A1C was very high. In other words, he was on his way to diabetes if he didn't make some significant changes in his body weight, exercise and diet.
I recently read short story by Carrie Bucalo that appeared on the pages of the worship aid Magnificat entitled Bread Crumbs. Carrie shared that as a child she found herself walking through life’s dark forest. She figured she would be lost forever, cast far outside the reach of family and love. She was afraid and struggled to find her way back.
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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.
We receive testimonials from couples all around the world who have healed their relationships by praying together. These people found that Venerable Patrick Peyton was right when he said, “The family that prays together stays together.”
Today’s Gospel reading is one of the wildest happenings. Imagine the scene.
Like the man in my story, thousands of people today are struggling with separation and isolation.