After six months of being told that the Church was "not essential," will we ever be relevant in society again? I never imagined after six decades of life practicing the faith that I would ask such a question. It had been drilled into me for years from a young age on up that it is essential to participate in the sacramental life of the Church. The sacraments are avenues of God's grace. Through prayer and the sacraments we pursue holiness by uniting our will to the will of God? Did all of that stop being true? Of course not! But it is easy to see why people may think it did cease being true.
(See Psalm 118: 24)