Dear Sisters and Brothers,
We are fast approaching our most holy season of the Church’s year – Holy Week. We are doing so walking the way of COVID-19. Let’s us do so with the confidence that “That too will pass.” Pass, because we are all in the hands of God, and so though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we will not be lost. The very Holy Week we are preparing to participate in, will bring us the grace we need to face COVID-19 and say, though you may slay me, I will put my trust in the God who loves me and gave his Son for me.
It seems most likely that we will have to observe the Holy Week ceremonies from our homes following them on social media. While I say this, I’m aware that there are those who do not have internet. Those who have, please call via phones and find ways of sharing the online services.
The Gospel for today is about the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Let the words of Jesus comfort us. “I am the resurrection and the life; if anyone believes in me, even if he dies, he will live.” After saying this he asked Martha, “Do you believe this?”
Jesus asks you now, “Do you believe this?"
God bless you.
Fr. Clement Paul.