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.
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Like the man in my story, thousands of people today are struggling with separation and isolation.
As I read and prayed about today’s first reading, even though it dates back over two thousand years, the message seemed fitting for today. Now, most of us don’t receive threatening letters from powerful kings or other world leaders. Still, we do encounter other challenges to our faith in God.
Why are you testing me! There are some people today who see the pandemic and the corona virus as God testing us.
How deep are the wounds we carry, scars that say, “I am not loveable.” And this fear effectively makes it impossible for us freely and purely to love another, be it a spouse, our children, and good friends.