Homily for Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter
May 9th, 2020 by Fr. Jack
As Paul saw it, when he and Barnabas were thrown out of the synagogue and banished from the territory, what appeared to be a failure actually helped to spread the Gospel. Paul quotes Isaiah, saying, “I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Paul’s approach is a good one in any crisis or change, trusting that the whole process is under the loving providence of our God.
His approach is one that we should take as well, especially during these uncertain times in which we find ourselves with the threat of the pandemic and in the constraints it has placed on our lives.
Let us pray for a deep trust in the goodness of God and that He walks with us in this current crisis and will guide us and give us strength and wisdom, if we but open our minds and hearts to His grace+