Today’s read on this Good Friday is from Mary Healy, a professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.
Here’s an excerpt:
A large-scale disaster is not a warrant to condemn others. It is a call to examine our own lives and get right with God, aware that none of us knows how much time we have left on earth.
Clearly, the virus that causes COVID-19 is evil. It is bringing sickness, death, havoc and destruction — all contrary to God’s plan for the fullness of life for the human beings he created in his image.
So we ought to pray — indeed, to pray and fast fervently, with great confidence in God — for an end to the virus.
Here are a few specific ways Catholics might examine our consciences, especially during this Holy Week as we enter into the mystery of Christ’s passion.