“Disilusioned with reality, with the church, and with themselves, they expereince a constant temptation to cling to a faint melancholy, lacking in hope, which seizes the heart like ‘the most precious of the devil’s potions’. (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)
Wow, wow, wow. You know, I always thought Pope Francis was cool but this- this is a whole new level. Even me, the person who volunteers with the parish youth group, goes to daily mass as often as possible and loves Reality can become disillusioned with it all.
How many times have I asked myself: Am I good enough to do this? Do these people even want me to be a part of this? Is it all worth it?
I constantly have to tell myself YES.
Because an encounter with Reality is worth it every single time. If just one more person can live more fully alive, then this is all worth it.
Have you encountered Reality? Do you want to share it with someone else?