Day 82- The Wake Up Call Mile

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

Ephesians 5:14

It is Sunday March 22, 2020. It is time for a wake-up call. We are in the 4th Sunday of Lent.

22 Days have passed. 

The Lord of Heaven does not want you to be lukewarm. He does not want you to say half-hearted prayers and and have a half-hearted belief. He does not want you going to mass to please Him, but to share at His table. He does not want you to panic, but to give your heart away to those in need. He does not want you to crawl inside yourself, but to extend both hands forward on your knees towards heaven.

The Sundays of Lent are a time to rejoice. They are the little Easter. We do not fast but instead enjoy a  little feast.

We remember that we are pointing towards Christ’s victory in Easter

I want to tell all of you who do not believe that our God is bigger than this virus that you need to wake up. You may be praying your prayers- your rosary, your divine mercy, but you are not praying them with expectant hope. You are not praying them with the belief that God can and will end this pandemic, and that God will display His majesty to the whole world.

Just look at what He says in the gospel today-

It is so that the works of God might be made visible through Him.” John 9: 3

His light cannot exist without darkness. As was the healing of the blind man a miracle because he was blind, so the virus that has taken over our world is a metaphor for our own spiritual blindness and sin. The virus is dark but we are light.

How else will God display His greatness but for lighting up the whole world’s souls while the world is in darkness?

Miracles are not accomplished for those that are well. Miracles are accomplished for those that know that they are in need of a physician, a spiritual healer. Christ is the Great Physician, the light, the anointed one, the one that can heal the sick and make the lame walk.

And today, He cured the blind

Christ wants to raise us from our spiritually dead state, our unbelief, out blindness. But many are not listening. Your witness is not effective in panic and chaos. The world is already doing that…

When He says, “Awake, ” He is saying to you,

leave your pity party behind, we have work to do. Do not waste even one minute of your energy, I need you now to be my hands and feet, my voice, my ears and my eyes.

Today if your hear His voice, harden not your heart. He needs you desperately.

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

 

 

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