Love in the Time of Corona

 

May 29, 2020 - Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

 

John 21:15-19

 

Marcos Guerrero Martinez

Living in this time of Corona, I have heard stories of how some people are not following CDC guidelines of keeping a social distance or wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of the virus. How do I love Jesus during this time of uncertainties, loss of job, wondering how to feed my family and pay the bills, loss of a loved one, not being able to attend funeral services or give and receive a hug, attend mass etc.? Our lives are not the same.  In today’s Gospel, we hear “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus invites us to Feed and tend the sheep with the love of a friend who cares deeply for us. 

 

Let us take some time today to reflect about the destress we encounter in our lives and lift it up to our Lord. We remember the love of His passion, death and resurrection with which Christ empowers us to rise in our own suffering and pain, and we are not alone. We are invited to tend and feed the sheep in our lives with love of God. May we follow in Christ steps to be Eucharist for one another as we feed, care, love, serve, play, and hold each other in prayer during this time of Corona.