“We need heralds of the Gospel who are experts in humanity, who know the depths of the heart of many today, who share in his hopes and joys, his worries and his sadness, and at the same time are contemplatives, in love with God. For this, new saints are needed. The great evangelizers…have been saints. We must implore God to increase the spirit of holiness in the Church and to send us new saints to evangelize today’s world.”
-St. John Paul II
Here, the Holy Father is talking about us! Indeed, God has given us life at this time to be those heralds, to be those experts in humanity. He has given us life at this time to share the hopes and joys, worries and sadness of others. He has given us life at this time to be those contemplatives who are in love with Him. And He has given us life at this time to be the “new saints” and the “new evangelizers” who will proclaim His love to the world.
How is God calling you to fulfill this very mission in your own life?