Tuesday, April 08, 2008

"A radiation of joy"

I have something to share from watching the interview of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger in September 2003, just re-broadcast on "The World Over" on EWTN.
'When Ray Arroyo asked then Cardinal Ratzinger about the nature of "The New Springtime of Evangelization", he smiled more broadly than any other time in the interview, saying that it would come from a small number of deeply committed people, and spread by a "radiation of joy" to the entire world. He then repeated that, especially in the youth, a radiation of joy would spread the Gospel as it did in the times of the legalization of Christianity by Constantine, affecting all the world.
I was so excited to see that the theme of both my blogs, the sharing of the joy I feel in being a Catholic, radiating to you, the reader, and to those you know, as an agent of the New Springtime of Evangelization, is also the vision of the Holy Father.
I can't wait to witness this joy in his meeting with youth next week!

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