Earlier this week, I jumped into a cab to make Mass on the Solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist, and the cab driver started asking me all kinds of questions and making observations about the Church. We talked about John F. Kennedy and the witness of Catholics in the public square. “President Kennedy didn’t always follow Church teaching, did he?” he asked, rhetorically. The same, of course, can be said of most of us, can’t it? The reminder is: Authenticity, authenticity, authenticity. People see; we scandalize and make the world more susceptible to evil by doing so.
I couldn’t have said it better. Let us pray that peace come to our hearts, heal the wounds of men who surrendered to evil, and be consoled by the love of God, made manifest by those who truly follow Him and offer Him to the world.
Let’s keep up the work of the Kingdom on earth. And better, in His love.