In the first reading from the Book of Numbers, the people arrive at the Promised Land and fall under the influence of their fears. Lest we be too quick to judge them, it’s a good reminder for us to take a hard look at whatever keeps us from doing what is right…all because we are afraid.
St. Paul speaks to the people of Corinth, desiring that they be free from anxiety. As we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19 may we discern what is in our control to change and pray for the Lord’s grace to face what comes our way.
Two of St. Paul’s companions, Timothy and Titus, are remembered today for their witness to Christ as they carried out the Psalm response to “proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.” May we follow their example today!