Here on third floor of Assisi Heights, Franciscan Motherhouse, “sheltering in place”, we celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection. It is amazing what one thinks of when locked in a small space. To begin with, one can imagine the early followers of Jesus. They had locked themselves in the Upper Room “for fear of the Jews.” As followers of Jesus would they be implicated in His actions?
We can also think of the persons throughout our planet encarserated for various crimes and misdemeanors, for the migrants from countries throughout our world, and our sisters and brothers stuck seemingly forever in the camps. This Corona plague might be a wake up call for more of us to take responsibility for our sisters and brothers in the human family.
We continue to hold each of you, our friends, in prayer—open to surprises that might come for all of us in this most unusual time.