In my perception, Covid-19 widens its killing swath across the global spirit and the global economy, and provokes global social unrest to the point of violence. No one is free from its sting. The usual distractions, such as entertainment, mood-altering drugs, and other numbing habits, thin in their former effectiveness to distance human suffering. It’s always been around. Yet, the pandemic affords deeper psycho-spiritual growth than ever before.

Such gifts, albeit it strange, can be accessed through reflection upon the ongoing crucifixion of the Cosmic Christ. Only He knows the depth of our grief and shares its fluctuations. Only in Him can such upheavals be tolerated.

Our creatureliness calls for respite, for comfort, for communion as we pray, Passion of Christ, strengthen us.

He does, in the next breath we take.