2020-10-09 16:39:00

Patriarch Kirill calls pandemic the last call for humanity

Moscow, October 9, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes that the coronavirus pandemic may be God's last warning to humanity that has lost its way.

"Perhaps the human race has reached a certain point, and so that it does not turn out to be a point of no return, the Lord plunges us into such a situation where we can see the futility of what the best years of life, all the strength, all the tension of the mind and will are given to. Therefore, the main conclusion that we must draw from the misfortune that has befallen the entire human race is that such events cannot occur without Divine providence," the patriarch said after the liturgy at St. Alexander of Neva Church in Peredelkino near Moscow.

"This is a very strong and perhaps even the last call for all of us. A call, a signal from the Lord Himself," he added, "so that we really learn to think differently, to treat our daily duties differently, to learn to overcome the vanity of life and think more about the main thing - the salvation of the soul."

According to the patriarch, the Lord at one moment taught the entire human race "an amazing lesson", calling on all of us to change our lives through solitude, refusing to achieve goals that seemed important yesterday through rethinking many things.