Sunday, March 15, 2020

Fear is useless. What you need is trust.


"I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word; with him there is kindness and plenteous redemption." (Psalm 131: 5, 7 Gospel Verse for today's Mass).

Monday 16th March 2020, 3rd Week of Lent).

As this is written, it is unclear how many parishes are shuttered because of fear of the Corona virus. Jesus says: "Fear is useless. What you need is trust." Cowards die many times before their death but the valiant never taste of death but once, wrote Shakespeare. Below is the Collect (Opening Prayer) of the Church for today, Monday, 3rd Week of Lent:

"May your unfailing compassion, O Lord, cleanse and protect your Church, and, since without you she cannot stand secure, may she be always governed by your grace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever."

Where are all the Retreat Masters, all the Doctors and PhDs in Spirituality, Discernment of Spirits and Church History? They taught us that Fear, Worry and Doubts are never from God. This truth and principle is the clearest and infallible rule of Discernment of Spirits. Where are the Church historians who taught how the Church coped with deadly and often rampant plagues in Church history?

Where are these learned divines hiding while the Bishops are making terrible decisions?

"O praise the Lord, all you nations, for his merciful love towards us is great." (Psalm 117: 1, 2).

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2 comments:

  1. God's got this

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. — 2 Tim 1:7

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  2. Pray, hope and don't worry. Padre Pio Pray for us

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