“How often do we fail to realize that we are called to be Christ’s witnesses to the world? Do we realize that our Baptism, Confirmation, and reception of the Eucharist bestow on us the grace we need to be disciples? Are we like the disciples staring at the sky rather than inviting those around us to experience Christ’s love and mercy through the Church? How often do we reach out to our missing brothers and sisters by inviting them to join us at Mass or by asking why they no longer feel welcomed at the Lord’s Table? The answers to these questions underlie the evangelizing mission of the Church, especially in the call of the New Evangelization.”
Last week, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis published Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization. In your preparation for the Synod on the New Evangelization as well as the Year of Faith, it is a worthwhile read.