Street lights of an urban setting are reflecting off of anything that is quickly darting about.
At times the pace slows down just enough so that the stream of Christ-light will be able to enlighten hearts.
74. What is called for is an evangelization capable of shedding light on these new ways of relating to God, to
others and to the world around us, and inspiring essential values. It must reach the places where new narratives
and paradigms are being formed, bringing the word of Jesus to the inmost soul of our cities. Cities are multicultural; in the larger cities, a connective network is found in which groups of people share a common imagination and dreams about life, and new human interactions arise, new cultures, invisible cities. Various subcultures exist side by side, and often practice segregation and violence. The Church is called to be at the service of a difficult dialogue. 1.
As we go out to the whole world, let us begin in our own backyard. Allow the light to shine first deep within our souls, shedding clarity on the violence we carry that prevents us from truly loving. The light will open our hearts, our minds and our ears to needs of the masses.
1. APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAY’S WORLD