Hekima Review No.62 Dec 2020
“But, where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more” (Rom. 5:20b), declares St. Paul. The biblical text echoes hope in apparently hopeless situations. The COVID-19 pandemic, arguably, constitutes a sin that has brought about lots of suffering around the globe. People cannot travel as much as they would like to for fear of contracting or spreading the disease. Churches have experienced closure to the effect that religious practitioners cannot freely gather to give praise to their Creator. Schools closed pending amelioration of the COVID-19 pandemic. People have prematurely lost their jobs, and an endless list of lamentations accompany the pandemic.