Some of the lessons learnt during the pandemic were at the centre of Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s homily on Sunday.
Presiding over Mass on the fourth Advent Sunday, Archbishop Scicluna underlined that during the pandemic, we needed Jesus to help us through.
He explained that God blessed us through science and the medical professionals which were crucial during this pandemic. The archbishop reflected on how the virus which is invisible to the naked eye exposed our weakness as it wreaked havoc. It attacked anyone who came in contact with it without differentiating on their status.
Archbishop Scicluna who was delivering his homily during the Mass was held at the Chapel of the Holy Mother of God, noted that many people had come for treatment at Mater Dei. Some made it through, others had to be accompanied to their death.
He urged the public to do their part for the benefit of the whole community.
‘Make it your own prayer’
“I am the Lord’s servant, let it be to me according to your word,” Mary had told Angel Gabriel before he left. Reflecting on Mary’s words, Archbishop Scicluna urged the faithful to make these words their own prayer.
He explained that today’s Gospel reading is sending the message encapsulated in a prayer by San Ġorġ Preca: “Sinjur Alla, jien għandi bżonnok.”