During the Cold War, my father often reminded me that there were people in communist countries who longed to go to Mass but could not because of the repressive restrictions of their government. That seemed like such a faraway concern to me as a young man.
But, beginning about six months ago, millions of Catholics around the world were left longing to see the face of Jesus in the form of the Blessed Sacrament as the coronavirus pandemic closed our churches.
As this issue of [i]Living Faith[/i] goes to press, we can only speculate what will be happening in October. But whatever we will be facing, whether we will be able to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament or not, we can strive to see Jesus in the faces of our loved ones, the face of the convenience store clerk or even, perhaps most difficult of all, the face looking back at us from the mirror.
- Terence Hegarty
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