Hope in Times of Crisis - a Free e-Seminar

Course Level: Basic

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THIS E-SEMINAR IS FREE TO EVERYONE

In its magnitude, the Covid-19 pandemic has overwhelmed us all and the world as we work around the clock to seek answers.  Its repercussions have shaken the very pillars of human society and culture which we see and follow in the media. In fact, such a moment of crisis creates its own panic and fear, justifiable or unjustifiable. But for the Christian, crisis is not the end of human aspiration which is truly and fully realized in the redemption of Christ. So, in the face of crisis, we take courage in the hope that the Lord will redeem us. In the light of Christian hope, we draw inspiration from the early Christian practice of fellowship which bonded our forebears (as demonstrated in the acts of the Apostles) both spiritually and materially; they held on to one another in faith and material support to overcome the adversities of their days. In much the same way, Christians are going to pull through this crisis, holding on to one another in faith and material support and knowing very well that kindness to one is kindness to all and vice versa.  It was perhaps providence that propelled The Holy Father Pope Francis to invite us to return to the reading of scripture early this year, as he instituted the Sunday of the Word of God, (Aperuit Illis).

 

This e-seminar is designed to draw our attention to our humanity, and its fullness which is realized in Christ.  It calls for reflection on who we are as a people, and our relationship with the other.  Compelling us to bond together amid fear and panic, and other forms of human crises, our hope in the Lord becomes the guiding light.  In as much as there is unity in strength, there is always hope in the face of the unknown because Christ stands with us. “Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.” (Ps.124:8)

Successful completion of this course earns 1.5 CEU's.

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