The Centrality of Jesus Christ (Part 2)
By being reminded of the centrality of Jesus Christ in the task of evangelization, we Christians are strengthened in the face of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bring the message of Christ of love, joy and peace to the entire world. There are the pessimists who lament the many evils they see around them: violence, corruption, greed, dehumanizing poverty, sexual promiscuity, widespread pornography especially in the internet, brutal attempts against the sacredness of human life, lies, human trafficking, etc. They say that the present world is beyond redemption. They forget, that as St. Josemaria used to say about the obligation of the ordinary Christian to sanctify this world, the early Christians faced a similar immoral environment, i.e. sexual promiscuity, human sacrifices, disrespect for human rights, idolatry, corruption, etc. It was precisely the example of their personal lives as they lived in the midst of the perversities of the world around them that attracted their relatives and their friends to Jesus Christ and his doctrine. The early Christians were ordinary citizens of their respective communities, who did not leave the world to live in monasteries, who radiated Christ everywhere they went.