We Too Must Wait – Deacon Ray

Deacon Ray HerrickI am so perplexed and saddened in this time of such uncertainty. In this past Sunday’s reading’s, we hear; “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If one walks during the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world”.

I think we are all called to that light, that light in knowing that Jesus is there for us. Yes, we cannot receive Him right now in the Eucharist but he is here with us. When we are troubled and feel all alone, He is there.

Shortly, we will be coming into that sacred time of our Church year. Although we cannot partake in the Easter Tridium as we have in the past, we can still receive the deep spiritual awareness of Christ’s love for us in remembering His Passion, Death and Resurrection.

I keep thinking of the fear, anxiety and apprehension the Apostles felt after their Lord and Master was put to death and taken from them. They hide in that fear for three days not sure, confused and wondering. But, on Easter Sunday, Peter and John, went to the tomb and saw the light.

They waited longer for the actual chance to see the Lord. We to must wait also, He will come to us again in the Eucharist. We to must look for that light, it is shining we must believe, our faith calls us believe and it will sustain us.

Pray for those affected by this pandemic, people giving of themselves to give life and healing to others and all who must realize that the light will shine ever brighter again.

Deacon Ray