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WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER

We may not be aware but it's true that because of this shared crisis, all of us (no exception) are stitching/sewing a new, upgraded version and higher level of humanity (2.0). A shared life (togetherness) that is ready to face the new virus in the future. Whether you are staying at home or sheltering in place for the whole duration, don't feel bad, you're doing something for the greater humanity, one that is based on solidarity, empathy, sympathy, compassion and faith. These human and divine values go a long way, if not, a lifetime, even to eternity. As a parish community, we are, step by step, heading the outward-mission-oriented (not that it never happened before) religious institution. This, I've seen, is exemplified here locally and across the globe.

While majority of us are doing our part whatever it takes to end the spread (staying at home and sheltering in place), some brave individuals went out of the box, reached out, and risked their lives for others. Many of them are not in the health-care department. They volunteered to run errands to those who have compromised immune systems. They made DIY masks even if they didn’t know how to sew or eventually, learned how to make one. While meat factories/processing facilities have been hit hard by the crisis, community food banks are in full generous display. 

Acts of the Apostles 12: 24-13:5a tells us in extravagant detail the two inseparable gestures considerably, constitutive elements of early Christianity which we can only express our admiration: help extended to the poor, suffering and needy and proclamation of faith. Amen.