Just when there is corruption and destruction all around, death… there is life. There might be some scars of ravenous wolves, of getting burned and betrayed (see picture above), but life goes on. And that life is of God. And that life is beautiful, in which we can, by the grace of God, rejoice.
Now, draw the analogy. Just when all say that all is lost in the Church, what with ravenous wolves, betrayal, the sacraments still go on. Jesus Himself is with us. The more darkness and violence, the more enthusiastic is the greeting of the Risen Son of the Living God (still bearing the wounds): “Be not afraid!”
That’s Mary’s Son. A flower for you, Mary.