Easter Message 2020 Amidst COVID-19

 Easter Message 2020 Amidst COVID-19

EASTER MESSAGE 2020 AMIDST COVID-19

This Easter 2020 is being celebrated in our own homes amidst the physical and mental difficulties of COVID-19; collective trauma, grief, loss of loved ones, tensions over job losses and vigilance for safety amongst others. Despite all this, as Christians we carry the hope of Easter.

 

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.

As we are surprised in the hidden Lord

Rising

In a new solidarity between neighbours;

In a nation that overcomes the law of the survival of the fittest

with the restraint of the young to protect the elderly and the vulnerable;

In the spreading of a good humour that overcomes hate speech

with a caring smile that raises the spirit;

through the banishing of the arrogant “anything goes” mentality

with the transparent, compassionate and professional leadership of women;

in the exposure of the evil consequences of the “grab what you can while you can”

through the gratitude for the men and women who are giving their life for us;

in the rediscovery that men and women do not live by “the virtual alone”,

but we need the real, physical gestures of love

the authentic fruit of the earth grown locally,

the faces of friends, teachers, colleagues,

the closeness of silent hand,

the marks of concrete love in the pierced hands of the risen Lord.

“Let us allow hope to be rekindled.” (Pope Francis)

The Lord is Risen.

Not virtually!

For real!

Easter Quote 2020

Read more:
– Top Pope Francis’ Easter Quotes
– Top Pope Francis Holy Spirit Quotes
– Choose Life: Horizons Beyond The Tomb Walls

Fr Jimmy Bonnici

Fr Jimmy Bonnici

Rev. Dr Jimmy Bonnici is a diocesan priest from Malta. He holds a Doctorate in Spiritual Theology. He is very much interested in the interplay between spirituality and the human experience.

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