Thought of the Day March 31, 2020 Cross gives hope

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We continue reflecting on Pope Francis's message to the world.

"The Lord asks us and, in the midst of our tempest, invites us to reawaken and put into practice that solidarity and hope capable of giving strength, support and meaning to these hours when everything seems to be floundering. The Lord awakens so as to reawaken and revive our Easter faith. We have an anchor: by his cross we have been saved. We have a rudder: by his cross we have been redeemed. We have a hope: by his cross we have been healed and embraced so that nothing and no one can separate us from his redeeming love. In the midst of isolation when we are suffering from a lack of tenderness and chances to meet up, and we experience the loss of so many things, let us once again listen to the proclamation that saves us: he is risen and is living by our side. The Lord asks us from his cross to rediscover the life that awaits us, to look towards those who look to us, to strengthen, recognize and foster the grace that lives within us. Let us not quench the wavering flame (cf. Is 42:3) that never falters, and let us allow hope to be rekindled."

We can't look to ourselves or to the government to save us. We should only look to Jesus, who on the cross embraced the corona virus of the world, which represents our sins. As he, through his death destroyed sin and its eternal effect, so he has and will destroyed every corona virus that seeks to put fear in our lives. He died but rose again. This is the good news that should give us hope.

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