Robert Mickens writing in LaCroix International came up with this thought. What advice would some biblical figures and saints give us with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic?
- St. John the Baptist: ”Stay calm and don’t lose your head.”
- St. John the Evangelist: “This is not the Apocalypse.”
- Pontius Pilate: “Wash your hands often.
- Judas: “Avoid greeting people with a hug and kiss.”
- St. Thomas the Apostle” “Don’t touch your eyes, nose, mouth or any open wounds.”
- St. Francis of Assisi: “Pets and other animals cannot spread this disease.”
Fr. Charles Krieg, CM added this prayer as further thought
That might be the advice some biblical figures and saints might give, but I think Jesus would give us different advice.
I think he would tell us that fear is useless, that what is needed is faith, that we need to place our full trust in him. We have to believe that he will take care of us and our loved ones.
I think he would remind us to love our neighbor, to reach out to someone who needs help, especially the elderly.
I think he would tell us to show our gratitude towards doctors, nurses, first responders, grocery store employees and all those who continue to work and put their life on the line for us.
I think he would remind us that he is with us always. I think that if we follow his advice he will fill our hearts with peace during these very difficult times.
Which one, if any thought struck you?