For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
By The Hermits, Mar 25 2020 10:41PM
In this post I am addressing those of you who love God, and until now have valued going to church to pray and receive the Sacraments.
All of a sudden, you find yourself under a form of self imposed, or State imposed, house arrest. Unable to even visit a church, let alone go to Mass and receive Holy Communion.
You are hungry to receive the Lord in the form of bread and wine, but cannot.
Many other things are being taken away from us at present, work, freedom of movement, the ability of being able to communicate with friends and family face to face, the fear of having our very lives taken by the virus. But most painful of all, the freedom to practice ones religion in the way that you were used to.
Yet God is still there, closer to you than your breath is to your body. For He dwells within you.
But His dwelling within you is dependant upon you. He will leave you if you turn from Him. He never removes our free willl from us. If you truly want to do the Will of Jesus Christ's Father, and believe in His Only Begotten Son, then the Holy Trinity dwells in you. We know that, for we believe in the truth of Jesus' words.
So, go into your inner room, pray to God in secret, and you will feel His presence just as strongly and as surely as when you are praying before the Tabernacle. In fact you may well feel Him more, as you may find less distractions than when you are in church.
Take this as an opportunity to deepen your personal loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
A time to wonder at his beauty, his mercy, his love. And to worship Him as never before.