So, we are well into Eastertide; and what an Easter it has been. Severe restrictions on movement, no possibility to gather to receive the sacraments and all the while feeling the distress and anxiety the threat of pandemic causes. There are many of us too that in this time have suffered the darkness of sickness and death, in contrast to the message of life that Easter brings.
Lent concluded in this desert experience. Yet the light of Easter did not bring an end to the Fast. It may, however, bring a new perspective of hope.
‘Those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.’ (14:21)