In one-minute video footage posted on the Facebook page of the Coptic Orthodox Church spokesperson, Pope Tawadros II sent a message to the congregation regarding coronavirus.
The Pope started his fourth message in the series of “A Message from the Events” by softly saying: “When God allows something, remember that He is the Pantocrator; everything is under His control. I see the fact that God has allowed this [coronavirus] pandemic to occur in this form as an alert to humans to wake up! When a person is asleep, especially when in deep sleep, someone may open a window or remove the cover to wake him up. Out of God’s mercy and love, He desires to wake up human beings.”
The Pope goes on to remind of how small and weak men and women are, no matter how wealthy or powerful they may be.
“God tells us: ‘See, you are very small and frail. A virus that’s less than a millionth of your weight was able to bring you down. Forget about armies, authority, wealth, property, possessions … go back to your real size.’
“This is a wake up call for humankind so that we can reform ourselves,” the Pope concluded.
21 July 2020