Letters to the Editor

A Renewed Sense of Spirituality

Dear Editor: It has just come to my attention the message “Be Not Afraid,” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. I would like to applaud Cardinal Dolan for his words that did generate a calming effect on our spirits during this COVID-19 pandemic.

There is so much death, sickness, and economic loss and yet maybe a greater meaning to Passover, Palm Sunday, and Easter to many Jews and Christians.

As the Cardinal said, “For we, too, as a planet, a country, a state and especially for us as a city, are ‘passing over,’ from contagion, fear, infection, isolation, and suffering, to unity, healing, recovery and a renewed life.”

I whole heartily agree.

Furthermore, I have felt during this crisis that I have found an awakening and a renewed sense of spirituality and a need to do more for those in need.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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