“Our Churches today were filled with prodigals, I’m sure of it. Pay attention. Look around for people who might feel out of place. Listen when people talk about Pope Francis to see if they aren’t really asking about Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what to say. And never, never think you know a person’s story. Everyone you meet is hungry for Jesus. We all show it differently. Your job is not to judge. Your job is to bring them to Jesus.”
Which reminds me, Lizzie Scalia is pondering much the same thing over at Aleteia, when she writes me:
Synod aside, it has to start in the parishes, doesn’t it?
Kind of like the whole principle of subsidiarity, right? We want to save families, it has to start in the parishes, with support, with sound education.
Good piece by Tim O’Malley. Thought you’d like it!
And again, that principle of subsidiarity — if we want to save the society, we have to look up from our i-spheres and see the guy next to us.
Everything must start locally, if we are to make a difference. We actually really DO have to “be the change we want to see…”