Even as the crisis seems to deepen by the day—in fact, precisely because the crisis is deepening—I have seen among the laity and clergy more public commitments to grow in holiness than I have ever seen before, especially in the form of commitments to prayer and fasting.
There is among the faithful, I can say with a measured confidence, that special kind of resolve that human beings are filled with when facing an imminent and fearsome peril. And the source of that resolve is grace. It has always been thus, as St Paul wrote, ‘where sin increased, grace abounded all the more’ (Romans 5:20).
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