A few day ago I was watching of an Episode of “Catholicism Series”. The episode I was watching was about Jesus’ Resurrection. I love the way Fr Barron proclaims the message. It is so passionate and faith-filled. Anyway, I was watching it and reflecting on those great hopes of our life in Jesus when on my laptop I heard the sound of an incoming email. Well, instead of continuing watching the program I went to check my email box. It was a message form a cousin of mine who sent me photos from my Grandpa’s Funeral. My mind and heart were still full of images and message about the Resurrection and eternal life when I started opening files with pictures of the burial. It was the second blessing I was given. I was looking at those photos with such faith. This time the photos were “shouting” about eternal life, about communion of Saints, about communion of those on Earth and those in heaven. As I looked at the picture of my family gathered at the grave where my Dad, my Great-Grandparents and Grandpa Edward are interred my thoughts went to that summer day a few years ago when I was at home and took a picture of the family. I didn’t think about comparing them in terms who is missing but rather I thought of them as expressing the same truth that even death cannot separate those who hold fast to their faith in Jesus.
I think that it is a good way to explain what the evangelization is all about: filling people’s hearts and minds with the images and message of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, so that they could look at various situations in their daily life with hope and confidence which only Jesus can give.