Ever since coronavirus hit, I’ve felt this supernatural grace consuming me most days despite not being able to receive the sacraments. There’s a nourishment, shielding of sin, spiritual communion with God, deeper prayerfulness, sense of God’s presence, and ability to be peaceful inside that I can’t explain.
It’s astounding me, really.
I see this grace unfolding in the lives of many Catholics and Christians around me who are showing courageous discipleship, proclaiming God’s presence and Word, turning to prayer, finding creative ways to serve God’s people and be a spiritual support; and being a beacon of hope, optimism and peace. There seems to be this explosion of God’s light coming out in new, different and uplifting ways through the laity in our day to day.
It’s powerful to watch. I’ve never seen anything quite like this where I’m constantly receiving Christ through the words and actions of others at a distance.
It’s shown me that God’s grace is powerful and limitless. It can be given at any time and in any way -- and beyond the bounds of the Church -- to any heart that desires to receive it. It’s also shown me that God will protect and provide for the faithful. We will not be overcome by darkness