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COVID-19 and God’s merciful love

-Fr Kizito Ameloko VC

During this season of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of us have been affected in various ways. And from the many thoughts arising in our minds, many people throughout the world, including many of us in our dear country, hold that the pandemic may be a punishment from God on our world, as a result of the many sins of humanity in the recent time. Maybe it is true, who knows?
But as we think that way, we must also realise that the character of God is not one who punishes. God is a merciful God; He does not count our sins against us.

We know that we all are sinners. If the Lord is a punishing God, where would have been our lives now? As the Psalmist says, “If you O Lord should mark our guilt, Lord, who will survive?” (Ps 130:3).

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