This morning on a prayer call I mentioned the passage 2 Timothy 1:6-7 which says, “For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control”.
As the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, we should have a faith that transcends all bounds. It’s normal to have concerns . However, our concerns should not transform into fear that makes us slaves. Those things are the actions of pagans not Christ’s Church. We see people wearing masks and gloves. Is that the attitude of someone of faith ? We see people caught in what mainstream media news says. Is that an example of one of power, love, and self control ? Are we so busy basking in the love of the Lord that we don’t have time to concern ourselves with the corona virus ? 1 John 5:4-5 states, “for whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
Faith brothers and sisters will conquer this corona virus not the masks and gloves you wear on your body. Prayers and fasting will provide us the discipline to focus on what is truly important. Why not ask Our Lord to provide us with the wisdom to build up our bodies properly. Saint Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:25 says “every athlete exercises self-control in all things”. In verse 27, he says [I] pommel my body and subdue it, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified”. He also says in a previous verse about one winning the prize so run so that you may obtain it. How well do you run your race brothers and sisters ? We’re about to start Paschaltide. It’s the final stretch of Lenten season. It’s a very important time to reflect on these last few days. Will you run so that you win the race ? Or are you far too concerned with the corona virus and allowing Satan to interfere with your race ?