Bishop Brendan Leahy [pictured] has said the pandemic has become a time for great personal reflection in his address after midday Mass on Sunday at St John’s Cathedral.
He said one thing we have learned is that time is valuable and that we often complain of it disappearing in our modern world.
“Suddenly, with the virus, it was as if someone dramatically slammed on the brakes. And yet, in these past weeks many have said they discovered the beauty of more time with their family, time for personal reflection and thinking about things.. And from all this, time to think about how we really should live our lives,” he said.
He continued: “What I want to suggest is that instead of focussing on how am I going to get through the next two weeks or months, or face the personal or family challenges ahead, let’s try to keep our eye on doing well what we can in each moment, day by day.”
Dr Leahy also suggested for United World Week, that people set aside time to stop, pause and pray for peace at midday.