"So what does he do? He takes his eye off of Jesus," he said.
"And in essence, the interpretation of that is that, he's believing that the storm is more powerful than the son of God," Heilman added. "So I've been telling people, just remember this: God is more powerful than the devil. Okay? And you've got to keep your eye on God. And I'm hoping upon hope that this period of time that we're going through is kind of awakening all of us to be even stronger in our belief in the supernatural power of God."
Bishop Hying added that another one of the goals of the procession was to give people hope, during a time where they are more isolated than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, and when the unrest in the country may be causing distress and despair.
"Many participants commented on that - that the day, the (procession) experience, gave them hope. They're mired in despair, social isolation and fear, and coming together publicly with the Lord really gave them light, hope, and peace to move forward," he said.
The day of the procession was also the first day of a 54-day rosary novena that many people are participating in, Hying said. He noted that he, like many other bishops, has been encouraging the recitation of the rosary throughout the pandemic.
"Mary is our greatest advocate before the throne of God. Mary is the one who gave birth to the Lord in his human flesh, but also before that was the first disciple, the first believer," he said.
"So we see her both as disciple and mother and…(as) St. Louis de Montfort puts it so beautifully, we receive the fullness of Jesus through Mary, so it makes sense that we go through Mary to encounter Jesus fully as well."
Hying added that Eucharistic processions are common throughout the history of the Church, when the world has faced challenging times.
"Anytime in Church history, when we faced severe challenges, we would process with the Eucharist," he said. "We'd allow the power of the Eucharist to be brought into the streets and unleash the gift of Jesus."