This year Pallottines from all over the world began the jubilee celebration of St. Vincent Pallotti’s canonization by Pope John XXIII. The slogan for the jubilee is “Let the holiness of God shine forth”. This is the same challenge that St. Vincent proposed to followers in his day, and he believed that when the holiness of God shines through all we do, we change the world.
As disciples of Christ, we are called to be beacons of light and hope to all those we encounter. God does not want us to keep silent in our faith, but rather He demands that we use every word, deed and action to sing His praises and work for His glory. In this way we become more “Christ-like” by helping to spread the Catholic faith and work towards the salvation of others.
Do I radiate the light of Christ? Can others see in me the very face of Jesus by the choices I make and by the way I live? Let us always be the perpetual flame for God’s holy mission, so that He continues to shine through each of us.