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TUESDAY ON THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER

We are living under the threat of this global disaster. It won't escape us anytime soon. It's very tempting to go back to normalcy due to job loss and economic damage wrought. We are all affected including anyone who retreated into the paradise island. As you know, nothing is outside the realm of religion. This catastophe isn't just the burden of an individual, a family, a block, a town, county or otherwise but collectively, we all breath the same air day in and day out. You go out of your house and you see the negative effects of this tiny stuff. We argue and fight over what's best for everyone as a whole, the commond good which is a very broad term which includes health, safety and economy. We learned to take care of ourselves but at the same time, be on the look out for the well- being of others especially one who needs more help even if we have differing views. Division has no place during crisis. Acts 4: 32-37 reminds us that "the community was of one heart and one mind." A new humanity, a new world, a new US will surely emerge out of this peril. For example, if someone needs help, look no further. Barnabas (the Son of Encouragement) is worthy of mention for his fidelity and kindness. His example found him worthy of emulation. He became companions of the Apostles in their missionary journeys. Let’s spread the kindness and generosity like the Coronavirus. Thousands of lives have been sacrificed. John 3: 7-15 reminds us that we are "born from above," "that we will be lifted up by the spirit". We know, as believers, that we're heading to eternal life, a life promised by God, so much different from the here and now. Amen.