This morning, amid all the horror of this pandemic, I find great comfort in God. He promises an eternal home, eternal life. While God is good and does not create bad things to punish us, he does use them to bring us closer to him.
What can we learn from this pandemic? I can think of many, but here is the one applicable to the topic of love.
God loves you more than you can imagine. He wants to teach you a greater reliance on him as Father, Lover, God. He wants to show you that he created you for a relationship. He wants to show you how to go ever deeper in this relationship. He wants to teach you to live without fear. Maybe it is better said this way: since fear is an emotion, he wants to teach you how to live with a deeper peace despite uncertainty. Fear balance with faith equals greater peace.
May we see how the gift of remembering that we are mortal allows us to grow in humility, and right relationship with God. He is our all. He longs for us to turn to him, and to allow him to embrace us.
Spend some time today talking to God. Ask him to show you how much he loves you. Ask him to open your eyes to where he is working in your life to grow an ever growing perfection within you. Ask him to help you understand how his ways are beyond us, and how you can better learn to trust him in times of uncertainty. He is bigger than the virus. He is waiting to love you all the way home.
Ms. Debra D. Weldon, O.P.