The life of Christians in the Church is, above all, being a community, and being a family. The life of the church is a social dimension of man, and the Word of God has something to tell us about the way we conduct our life in relation to everyone.
Without detracting any value from personal prayer, the Lord highlights the efficacy of prayer made in common: "If on earth two of you agree to ask for something, my Heavenly Father will grant it to you." (Mt 18, 19) Jesus with his presence directs and guides the community gathered in his name.
In our prayers we ask for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. May God have mercy on us and stop this tragedy, this pandemic, and also hunger, war, and violence. We ask this as brothers, all together, despite social distancing. Because "where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them" (Mt 18:20).