“How long, O Lord?”. After seven months of lockdowns, quarantines, masking, distancing, and various other restrictions, it seems that the opening line of Psalm 13 might have been (and/or still is) on millions and billions of peoples’ minds – mine for sure! St. Paul lets us in on a hopeful and inspiring message which could be read as a wise response to this question in Romans 5:20: “where (evil) abounds, grace abounds all the more!”; adapting this hopeful quote to our present circumstances: where pandemics abound, Grace abounds all the more! Great way to shift our perspectives on the trials stemming from the pandemic, huh? It sure ain’t easy to make that shift, though! Padre Pio could help: he once said: “Our Lord sometimes (allows) you (to) feel the weight of the cross. This weight seems unbearable but you carry it because in His love and mercy, the Lord helps you and gives you strength.” He lavishes us with His Grace.
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