Our sister organization, Family Theater Productions, offers a weekly Rosary on Sundays, starting this Sunday, March 22, streaming live on Facebook to the world.
Sisters and brothers in Christ, these days some of us may feel hopeless, confused, and fearful about the COVID-19 pandemic. We hear numbers for the countries affected, for the people who have contracted the virus, and for those who have actually died. We hear advice on how to take care of ourselves and those around us.
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.
This week, the Lord Jesus is giving us a master class in prayer. We're reminded not to just kick back in our comfy armchairs and pray passively. Today Jesus is using active verbs such as ask, seek and knock.
Last week we recalled the traditional Lenten practices: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. This week, we focus on prayer. We ask the Lord to draw us to a deeper and broader vision of care for others and the world.
Before he even finished asking Jesus for help, Jesus replied, “If you can! Everything is possible to one who has faith.” (Mark 9:23)