These days are difficult for all of us. We ask ourselves why does the good God allow these good people to die? Why are so many people suffering from the Coronavirus? Today we hear of Jesus’s farewell speech to his Apostles. Final words are always important. Jesus asked them not to be troubled but to trust in God. The Apostles would be persecuted for their Faith, and eventually martyred. In this crisis we are called to trust in God; we shall not be left alone. The Risen Lord assures us that He is ‘The Way, the Truth and the Life’.  We are in the middle of a storm. Life however is never plain sailing. Jesus will calm our fears and will be with us in these difficult days.  My prayer is that Jesus will give us the strength and faith to live this coming week in hope, trust and joy.