I saw the Lord ever before me,
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed. (Psalm 16:8)

 These words of the Psalmist, recalled by Saint Peter in his address after the resurrection of Our Lord, seem to call deeply to us during this time of uncertainty and fear. Can we see the Lord ever before us? It appears that our normal lives have been turned upside down.  The news agencies give the impression that all is doom and gloom and if this were our only source we would be sorely tested. But there are other words we can hear. In Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi message he tells us,

“Today the Church’s proclamation echoes throughout the world: “Jesus Christ is risen!” – “He is truly risen!”…

This is a different “contagion”, a message transmitted from heart to heart – for every human heart awaits this Good News. It is the contagion of hope: ‘Christ, my hope, is risen!’ This is no magic formula that makes problems vanish. No, the resurrection of Christ is not that. Instead, it is the victory of love over the root of evil, a victory that does not “by-pass” suffering and death, but passes through them, opening a path in the abyss, transforming evil into good: this is the unique hallmark of the power of God.”

Christ is risen and He is always before us to guide us, to comfort us, and to assure us of His love for us. He stands at our right side upholding us with His love so that we will not be disturbed. Place your trust in Him who will never fail you.

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