This is such a bad time...

All times are bad for those who live them. Christ gave the keys for all times, good and bad: to love, to celebrate, to evangelize....

February 15, 2021-Reading time: < 1 minutes

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What to do in these bad times? First of all, read Church history, so as not to think that it is so bad. There have always been problems: the Apocalypse is the background story of all Christian epochs.

If one becomes afraid of discomfort and opts for comfort, one ceases to be a Christian. A theologian friend of mine used to repeat: "We have never been so bad; but, on the other hand, we have never been so good". 

It is not necessary to think too much (because of the analysis of paralysis), because in all times we have to do the same thing. The Lord made it very clear.

He commanded us to love one another and to love others: "Love one another as I have loved you" (Jn 13:34-35).

He commanded us to celebrate the Eucharist: "Do this in remembrance of me" (Lk 22:19).

And he commanded us to evangelize: "Go and make disciples of all nations and baptize them" (Mt 28:19). This is what they did from the beginning, in more difficult times. And what we have to do now, in easier times: love, celebrate, evangelize. 

The authorJuan Luis Lorda

Professor of Theology and Director of the Department of Systematic Theology at the University of Navarra. Author of numerous books on theology and spiritual life.

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