How do we find hope in these hard times, and how does the Church, standing shoulder to shoulder with her faithful, continue to be a sign of hope in these times of crisis?
How do the retrenched employees of Petrotrin and TSTT instil hope in their families in these uncertain times? How do residents of Greenvale, St Helena and Barrackpore find hope as they struggle to rebuild the broken pieces of their flooded homes and regain peace of mind? How do we as Catholics find hope and continue to trust at a time when our Church is being buffeted by the storms of clerical impropriety?
The answer to these and many more burning questions lies in Jesus’ admonition to us in today’s Gospel, to “Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.”