CNA Staff, Aug 11, 2020 / 14:13 pm
As North Carolina experienced a moderate earthquake Sunday, local pastors encourage Catholics to relinquish control to God.
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Sparta, about 100 miles north of Charlotte, struck at 8:07 am Aug. 9. There were no injuries but there have been reports of damages throughout Sparta, including cracks in the road and shelves displaced in grocery stores, the Associated Press reported.
The lesson at Mass was from 1 Kings 19, wherein Elijah said, "After the wind there was an earthquake - but the LORD was not in the earthquake."
St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Charlotte experienced the earthquakes within minutes of reading "the Lord was not in the earthquake." Father Richard Sutter, the pastor of St. Gabriel, said it is a good reminder to trust in God.