Every week we offer a prayerful reflection from a member of the Unbound community. This week our reflection is from Unbound preacher Father John Anglin, OFM.
As churches around the world are closed because of the coronavirus, it’s important to remember that the Church is not just the building, but rather the people. We are the Body of Christ.
Unbound celebrates this great truth. The bonds of love unite sponsors and sponsored friends and their families, as well as Unbound employees and community members from around the world.
As an Unbound preacher, I see myself as not just promoting sponsorships, but, through that, as bringing together in spirit — and sometimes in person — people from around the world making real the awareness that we are, indeed, one body in Christ.
As an Unbound sponsor, I pray for my sponsored friends Anthony in Peru and Pedro in El Salvador. United in prayer, my solidarity with them deepens.
At this time, let us stand as one with the human family, with people who suffer from this virus and their families, with medical workers and with all who are on the front lines of fighting COVID-19.
We may not be gathering in churches right now, but let us still celebrate the faith and love that binds us together.
Loving Creator, as we celebrate this glorious season of Easter, when we remember your Son’s triumph over the grave, help us to claim our own triumph over fear and despair. Help us remember that darkness has been defeated and that life shall once again be victorious. We place our trust in you, God of hope. Amen.