I don’t know about you but my prayer list keeps getting longer and longer during this Coronavirus Crisis. In my prayer time this morning, it came to me that
instead of a prayer list, how about a bouquet of flowers? When we pray for others, mentally place a flower in the beautiful flower vase. When the flower vase gets full, mentally present it to Our Blessed Mother so she can distribute the graces to meet the
needs of each person. We can then begin a new bouquet of prayer flowers to Our Lady throughout the day as well. Our Blessed Mother will be delighted as her precious children bring more and more bouquet of prayer flowers to her.
Our good Bishop Vetter shared these little wisdom-filled nuggets in his recent on-line homilies about the Coronavirus Crisis we are living with: ‘The Coronavirus Crisis
is allowed to be in the world because of original sin and our fallen world. But as humans, it is only natural to place blame.’ This is so true. Placing blame will not bring us peace but leave us in constant turmoil.
Our Bishop also talked about social distancing. He said that when we are too close to a person, we can’t see their heart. But standing off by a distance, we have the opportunity
to look into their hearts.
This is so true as we ask for the grace to see each person’s heart especially members of our family.
Perhaps through this Pandemic, each of our hearts will be more open to God’s grace in our lives. Through this difficult time, may
our hearts be converted and may we thirst more and more for Jesus in the Eucharist.
I know that I thirst for Jesus and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass more and more each day. I am so
thankful; we are able to participate in the Mass through live-streaming. Stay close to Jesus during this time. He has got your back!
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall, I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid…Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident…For He will hide me in His shelter in the day of trouble; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will lift me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27