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A Brief Reflection - A Call to Surrender and to Consecrate

As I read the final lines of the newsletter of the Benedictine Monks of Norcia (subscribe here), I was struck by one of the realities which we are experiencing in this global pandemic.

The final paragraph reads:
It becomes clearer every day that we will all be suffering with the physical, economic, psychological and spiritual consequences of the coronavirus for some time. We should be willing to learn the lessons God wants to teach us. A great temptation is to demand that God return what we have lost. In the field of tragedy, God sows seeds of new life. We all must water them with our prayers (both seen and unseen), our sacrifices and, perhaps, even our lives. But death does not have the last word. What struck me was the following line:
"A great temptation is to demand that God return what we have lost." Truly, if we love Our Lord, we will surrender, and consecrate, everything we have and everything we are, to Him that He may do with it what He pleases.  For we are the Lor…

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