One of my cousins sent me this poem. Kathleen O'Meara's poem, 'And People Stayed Home,' written in 1869. I found it very meaningful especially during this troubled times.
With the coronavirus affair driving things so fast and furiously, we need to stay grounded and rooted, particularly in this season of Lent. I hope you all are finding ways to do that! Come back to peace. Find wisdom! Today I did something that always helps me: a visit to places in what has been my second home since I was 10 years old, Centerville, on Cape Cod, about an hour from where I live.
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Our sister organization, Family Theater Productions, offers a weekly Rosary on Sundays, starting this Sunday, March 22, streaming live on Facebook to the world.
Brothers and sisters, I’m no healthcare expert, but a minister of the Word and the Sacraments who believes that we have someone to go to during our crisis. Yes, the Lord! He comforts us at this time of great uncertainties caused by COVID-19, as he consoled the Israelites through the prophet Hosea. Hosea encourages and instills hope and invites them to return to the Lord.
I want to talk about the Coronavirus. Not to tell anyone what to do; rather, to think together about how to react, how to respond as Christians. This is a good case of putting virtue into practice, as the Scriptures today enjoin on us.
Yesterday I read about of a young girl who was captivated by the story of Jonah being swallowed by the whale and then spending three days and three nights in its belly.