Over 360 times in scripture God reminds His people, “Be not afraid,” and “I am with you always.” In speaking of hope, our Catholic Catechism tells us, “Christian hope unfolds from the beginning of Jesus’ preaching in the proclamation of the beatitudes.” The beatitudes speak of challenges many of us may be able to relate to at this time. However, as the Catechism reminds us, “the beatitudes raise our hope toward heaven… We can therefore hope in the glory of heaven promised by God to those who love him and do his will. In every circumstance, each one of us should hope, with the grace of God, to persevere.” A phenomenon like the CoViD-19 global pandemic raises many difficult feelings. Often, it’s not just one feeling but many mixed in together. These feelings can challenge our relationship with God and raise many questions.
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