Dear Friends,

May God bless and keep each and every one of you! In the second reading for this Sunday, Saint Paul asks, “What will separate us from the love of God?” After listing and rejecting various problems and difficulties which might separate us, he concludes that none of these will, in fact, be able to do so.

In our own time, we might ask, will pandemic or social unrest, sickness or financial insecurity, violence or oppression, be enough to separate us from the love of God? And we might hear Paul say, as he said to the Romans, “No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loves us.”

It is uncertain times, like the ones we know now, when we need reassurance that God will never abandon us, never turn his back on us. This knowledge of the absolute unconditional love of our God must be the rock on which we stand.

My guess is that we will be dealing with the pandemic for at least another year, and the social upheaval that we have seen, has been with us, and will be with us, for a long time. Life is always hard. It is always difficult. But we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loves us.
— Fr. Mike Comer