The call to follow Christ is not an invitation to pray a prayer… It’s a summon to lose your life.
Dear young friends, Christ does not distance you from the world. He sends you out there where His light is missing, so you may bring it to others.
If you are living in the Light of God, you will repel the darkness in your life. If, however, you are choosing to accept and allow darkness into your life, you will repel the Light of God.
The most credible message is the one that comes from our life, totally taken and guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, SJ
Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Today is the Feast Day of Pope St. Pius X
‘Hope has been the sole companion of my life, the greatest aid in doubts, the strongest assistance in my weakness; hope, but not the hope in men, such as is thought to bring greater happiness and instead brings greater disaster, but hope in Christ, supported by the celestial promise that He will strengthen the weakest of men with a greatness of soul and divine help.’
Pope St. Pius X
Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.
Let yourselves be charmed by Christ, the Infinite who appeared among you in visible and imitable form. Let yourselves be attracted by His example, which has changed the history of the world and directed it toward an exhilarating goal. Let yourselves be loved by the love of the Holy Spirit, who wishes to turn you away from worldly things to begin in you the life of the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and true holiness (Eph 4:24). Fall in love with Jesus Christ, to live His very life, so that our world may have life in the light of the Gospel.
Many people perceive Christianity as something institutional — rather than as an encounter with Christ — which explains why they don’t see it as a source of joy.