Friday, May 15, 2009

World Day of Communications Observed Sunday, May 24

We do it because we love it. Blogging. Podcasting. Twittering (though I'm more of a Facebook kind of gal). We send YouTube clips and share electronic articles.

But really, there's more to it than love of technology and joy of social networking. As Catholics, we love to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We can't "not do" it. If we don't sing His praises, the very rocks and stones will cry out. . . as Holy Scripture says.

There is no faster way to reach such a great number of people than through digital technology. And so, we enter this world without knowing what we are really doing, learning faster than the speed of light, and we wait for the nibbles. And we pray that, somehow, somebody will be inspired and encouraged to keep fighting the good fight.

On this 43rd World Day of Communications, the Holy Father has some advice, namely that of encouragement, saying, "Be sure to announce the Gospel to your contemporaries with enthusiasm. You know their fears and their hopes, their aspirations and their disappointments: the greatest gift you can give to them is to share with them the 'Good News' of a God who became man, who suffered, died and rose again to save all people."

Together, with the Holy Father, let us celebrate the wonderful gift of sharing the peace of Christ through technology!

Happy blogging, twittering, youtubing, or whatever else you do to spread the Word.

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