How to attain peace in times of crisis

By Fr. Joseph Tham, LC

Anxious? Sad? Stressed out during this period of uncertainties? Many people are experiencing these during the lockdowns, loss of work, and security. In many places, even the churches are closed. It seems that there is no easy way to get out of this pit. As Christians, what are some spiritual means that can help us attain interior freedom and even grow in these moments of turmoil and isolation? The talk will look at the nature of life crises in general, and this crisis in particular. Then, we will look at the meaning of peace, and how Christian peace is not the same as worldly peace. This will help us recuperate the true meaning of Christian hope and joy. The talk will end with several practical means to achieve inner freedom through reconciliation, accepting providence, advancing interior life, and meditation of the Last Things.