Full text from Pope Francis’ homily for the special ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing
In his homily during the worldwide moment of prayer that Pope Francis led this evening, he reflected on how Coronavirus has united us in our common humanity, as brothers and sisters.
“We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together,” he said.
He used the image of the disciples on the boat, caught by an unexpected storm, and Jesus asleep in the stern. When they call on the Lord, the disciples prove their faith, and yet Jesus rebukes them for their lack of faith.
Let us try to understand. In what does the lack of the disciples’ faith consist, as contrasted with Jesus’ trust? They had not stopped believing in him; in fact, they called on him. But we see how they call on him: “Teacher, do you not care if we perish?” (v. 38). Do you not care: they think that Jesus is not interested in them, does not care about them.
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The City of North Miami is closely monitoring the evolving circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and understands the impact on many of our residents, especially seniors. We are asking all of our residents to do their best to follow the CDC recommendations, especially social distancing.