Today’s highly interesting read (04/10/20): Is the Coronavirus Pandemic a Judgment From God?

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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.

You can read the entire column here.

3 thoughts on “Today’s highly interesting read (04/10/20): Is the Coronavirus Pandemic a Judgment From God?


    Jesus will conduct the Day of Judgment when He returns to us on the last day. It is reserved just for that purpose — to separate those who believed in Him from those who did not.

    Jesus told us: “For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.” (JOHN 12:47)

    As natural sinners from birth we all live in a world corrupted by sin. When God, in His insurmountable wisdom, acts like He is punishing us — that is not His purpose. His purpose for us is to direct and channel our souls to seek Him and His forgiveness of sins through faith in the vicarious payment for sins through the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ (God in the flesh). This is why we can call Good Friday “GOOD”!


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