This pandemic to anyone can be seen as something to merely get oneself and one’s family through. To the believer, though, it should be a deeper experience of what’s really important, ultimate, and how we model that to others in joy even, especially, amidst suffering and loss. We are not made for this world. We are not home yet. Holy Mother Church put ashes on our head weeks back to remind us of everything we will be leaving behind here, as we move from and out of this world on our journey with Christ, through His passion and death, to our only final and eternal home, that of the life of the world to come. Illnesses await us all. They pass. Down here nothing lasts. Put your eyes on the lasting prize of heaven. Live to get there, and God will be with you all the way.