God is with us and one of us especially in such times – Archbishop Scicluna

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

God is with us and one of us especially in difficult times such as these, Archbishop Scicluna explained during his homily on Friday. The Archbishop spoke about the global pandemic due to the coronavirus outbreak which has since claimed thousands of lives around the globe. He addressed the main question which one would ask in such difficult times, ‘where is God in all of this?’ and reminded the faithful that God is with us.

During the homily, Archbishop Scicluna said that his thoughts were with the family of the two individuals who lost their lives in the battle against coronavirus and the other individuals who have not yet recovered. He also had a message for those who were feeling anxious during such uncertain times. He reminded the faithful of Jesus’ words on the cross when he was being crucified, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Archbishop Scicluna said that God was not far from us, but he is one of us and with us.

The Archbishop reminded that the passion of Christ and His death mean a new beginning, a new spring symbolized with a fresh smell which was mentioned in the Bible.

“Let the Passion of the Lord serve as a healing spring,” he said.

He prayed for the sick and the protection of the world and our country. He then the faithful that on Good Friday when praying to Jesus we ask for our soul’s healing and thank Him.