Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has written a small spiritual reflection on the world’s situation since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis.
He reminds us that as human beings, we are reminded now of our limits, in spite of our medical and other advances.
“Although the situation is certainly not comparable to the dangers and turmoil of wartime, the experience of helplessness is similar,” the German cardinal writes.
But this situation, then, can also become an opportunity to turn to God.
“There is also a chance,” he explains, “to reflect on what is important without our attention being distracted by the many distractions of modern life.”
Cardinal Müller concludes: “Let us now, during Lent before Easter, place all our hope in God. His Son is the Servant of God as prophesied in the Old Testament Who ‘bore our sicknesses and bore our pains.’
“And so we confess of Jesus: ‘By His wounds we are healed,’” he adds.
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