Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14:27
Every one of us has a different collection of concerns and worries as we enter a period of uncertainty. The quietness is disconcerting. The warnings are strict.
The commandment of our teacher Jesus is: love God and love your neighbor. In these days, think of ways to do both.
If you have been given quiet moments during these days of isolation, time away from work or school, open up a moment or two for prayer and meditation. Read a passage from the Bible or the catechism, and sit quietly in the thought of what you read.
Instead of singing Happy Birthday as you wash your hands, recite the Creed or the Lord’s Prayer.
Love Your Neighbor
Obey the recommendations of the civil authorities and the health officials. For the sake of your friends and neighbors, abide by the restrictions on gathering.