Three Little Words – UPDATE

Deacon Greg used his phone to take this picture — an ad on the back of a NYC bus, promoting NET-NY (Where of course, In the Arena and Currents are produced, along with many other great programs).

Even if the ad promoted nothing at all, I love the idea of that message being seen on the streets of New York.

Or any streets, anywhere, especially in these times.

They are, after all, the consoling words of our visiting angels.

UPDATE: Someone writes that they liked the words, not the image
— that “Be Not Afraid” is more consoling face-to-face than from the back. “Also, it looks like JPII is facing down a semi.”

But that’s precisely why I like the image. Right now, with so much feeling precarious and full of unknowns, it sort of feels like we’re all facing down semi’s in our lives. And with the dearth of earthly leadership made plain to us, that back is something to follow. Into the mystery. And the light.

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • Todd

    And not just the angels. You find a lot of “ne timeas” in the prophets, too.

  • Manny

    NET doesn’t seem to have a lot of programming, so I tend to watch EWTN more. Is In The Arena still on? I don’t seem to find it at night any more. I used to enjoy the opinions, especially of a certain Elizabeth Scalia. ;) I will say that Fr. Harrington is great. I agree with him on almost everything!

    I’m mixed on that image for the NET advirtesment. A better image could be found. The quote is great though.

    [We tape In the Arena during the late winter, early spring, not weekly. This season I believe we did 19 episodes. Perhaps if people write in saying they like it? :-) admin]

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Good words, Anchoress.

    I’ll try to follow them.

  • Dan

    Fear is actually absent on the city streets-it is in no higher quantity now than 6 months ago. It is “online”- in the perpetual high-drama land of blogdom and on the markets and boardrooms where there is fear. City streets-the buses and subways- I don’t see so much fear.

    I would be surprised by the greater need for the “Be not Afraid” phrase in city streets than on suburban streets; I suspect the greater need is for the limos riders to see such a phrase over the subway riders.