The Best of Times Amidst the Worst

Yesterday I wrote about the pandemic and the summer protests being an unveiling that has for some been a blessing.

What blessings?

When Mass was suspended for a time, I saw families pull together and truly become a domestic church. It has given me hope for the Church at a time when the institutional Church has, in general, failed the Body of Christ. As Joseph Ratzinger predicted, before he became Pope Benedict, the future of the Church would depend on a small remnant of the faithful.

Families were also forced to slow down. The absence of extra curricular activities caused them to spend much more time together. There families became stronger. Yes I know this was not a plus for many families. But I am focusing on the good right now–what went right.

The summer protests brought to light the deep divide between people in this country. Perhaps those on the left and right will finally see that politics and/or ideology can not unite us. Politics can not heal the hate on both sides. Only authentic Christian love, not anger and hate, can bring unity. The solution is to truly love others especially our enemies and those we disagree with.

If the summer of protests didn’t, perhaps the shameful riots and breaching the Capital building of Epiphany 2021 will. There have been some sane voices from leaders on both sides of the divide. It is possible to hope, at least a little, that reason will eventually prevail.

I know it isn’t easy, but Jesus never said it would be.

Well that is all for now. I am not back into the rhythm or discipline of writing a blog.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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1 Response to The Best of Times Amidst the Worst

  1. Mary says:

    ❤ keep it up. We need your wise words.

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