Make Christ known to the world

September 12, 2017

The laity will have to comprehend that our Blessed Lord was not crucified in the cathedral, between two candles, but in the world, on a roadway, in a town garbage heap at the crossroads. There were three languages written on the cross; they were Latin and Hebrew and Greek, but they could have just as well been English, or Bantu, or Afrikaans. It would make no difference. Jesus placed himself at the very center of the world, in the midst of smut and thieves and soldiers and gamblers, and he was there to extend pardon to them. This is the vocation of the laity: to make Christ known in the world.