One day, while walking down the streets of Cuajimalpa, Mexico, after a long day at work, my roommate and I had gone to the market. We had just finished buying some mangos and apples, and decided to change up our normal diet of tacos and salsa, so we got some pizza. As we stood in front of the vendor, an elderly man approached us. His hands were placed in a cup formation, making it visible that he had lost a finger, and he was begging for some money. My friend immediately reached into his pocket, pulled out some pesos to buy him a pizza, and gave him a couple extra so that he could get some tortillas for his family. It was an act of charity, and not only that, it was a beautiful act. It was the Good News.
In light of the recent interview with the Pope Francis, I realized walking down the streets of Mexico City, I have been able to see a lot. I have seen jugglers, mimes, diabolos, break dancers, guitarists and so many other performers and vendors. The sights and the smells are magnificent, but there is one thing that stands out in particular. On every road and street corner, in the most random nooks and crannies, there are shrines. Shrines built to our Lady, Mother Mary, crucifixes and rosaries are hung in every taxi and bus.
Now everyone must fall in love with the eloquence of Holy Mother Church, and their loyalty must rest in the pew and extend to the partaking of the earthly pleasures, and in every thought, word, deed and omission the Catholic must pick up his cross and walk. He must die to himself and live for the Love, as Love, for Truth, as Truth, for Christ, as Christ, but not only that, he must be an instrument of Christ to invite and bring others to God. We must all be heralds of the good news! Pope Francis said, on World Youth Day (July 27, 2013), “We cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in our communities, in our parish or diocesan institutions, when so many people are waiting for the Gospel! To go out as ones sent—it is not enough simply to open the door in welcome because they come, but we must go out through that door to seek and meet the people.”
This also reminded me of in 2011 when a priest went out on the streets, and began a “Flash Adoration”. (http://acertainhope.blogspot.mx/2011/06/making-of-eucharistic-flash-mob.html)
I was thinking about all this today, and I believe that all these things, can be done. As Catholics, not only do we need “Theology on Tap” discussions or Lectures and Talks or Pint, Pipe and Cross Clubs (http://pintpipeandcrossclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/forming-your-own-pint-pipe-and-cross-club/), we need a group of evangelizers! This is what I think the Pope is looking for, he is looking for us to create club’s that go out into the world, and for us to be “Fishers of Men” not preachers/shouters at men.
My Idea -> HERE https://thecatholicdormitory.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/fools-for-christ-part-ii-of-ii/