Happy Easter 2022!
Hallellujah! He is risen!
Two years have passed since the height of Covid. I read somewhere that if one contracted Covid during the first few months of its appearance, one has a higher risk of critical infection that could even end tragically.
There are now less people wearing masks and hugging has returned. What a blessing during this Easter season! Though there is still the possibility of a comeback, God willing, we will not return to what was before.
I am sharing with you a 2020 poem that was published by Novalis online. It made me look back at the journey we went through and brought me to realize again what's most important in life.
All six of my decades we’ve had Easter plans,
Bunnies and eggs with chocolates and fun.
There’s mass to attend with new clothes to wear,
Everyone smiles as we greet everyone there.
When out of somewhere East came a virus so bad.
It circled the world and made everyone sad.
Spirits were crushed, struggling and more,
In confusion and not knowing what’s in store.
Oh how this Easter will change from years before,
As the news of Covid came to our doors.
They say, "Stay at home, no Masses, do your part.
Stay at home, keep apart and no parties to start"
But thank God for the technology we have,
We’ve taken care of Easter observance and more.
Churches celebrate global Masses everyday,
May not be the best but good in its own way.
Easter services and activities abound,
Just turn on YouTube and for sure one will be found.
On Easter day we’ll start noon with a Mass,
Tune in on FaceTime or Zoom, it’ll look like a class.
In screens family and friends will feast and will be,
It really doesn’t matter that much to me.
Because I believe that Jesus celebrations are best in the heart.
COVID during Easter may have brought true light,
To the path our world was going that seems not right.
And because tech has brought Jesus to our homes all the more,
We’ll be closer to him knowing it’s our heart that’s the core.
My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog touchedbygrace.today every Friday! (Day may change due to holidays.) Check out Catholicmom.com for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.