John 9:4-5; 8:12
Night is coming when no one can work.
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.
“Night is coming when no one can work….”
What a prophetic and apt description of the terrible times in which we find ourselves, gripped by panic and fear of a new virus pandemic that has shut down entire cities, states and countries, rendering countless millions jobless, plunging stock markets and economies into utter chaos.
And the antidote?
It is Christ our Lord.
The LORD is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures he makes me lie down;
to still waters he leads me;
he restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths
for the sake of his name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff comfort me.
And the best way to overcome the night is for each of us to be a light to the world.
Be kind. Be cheerful.
Help those who are suffering and in need.
Be a light in the darkness.
Brothers and sisters:
You were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light,
for light produces every kind of goodness
and righteousness and truth.
Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness;
rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention
the things done by them in secret;
but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
for everything that becomes visible is light…
and Christ will give you light.
In many cities and states, there are no public Masses because of “shelter in place” quasi-martial law. But you can still celebrate the Holy Mass online:
May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,