Today we celebrate World Communication Sunday. The Pope’s message this year is to “come and see”. “I would like to devote this Message to the invitation to “come and see”, which can serve as an inspiration for all communication that strives to be clear and honest, in the press, on the internet, in the Church’s daily preaching and in political or social communication. “Come and see!” This has always been the way that the Christian faith has been communicated, from the time of those first encounters on the banks of the River Jordan and on the Sea of Galilee.”
This also ties in with the Gospel for today. In it, Jesus says “I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one.* They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth. As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.
So we as Christians are part of this world. We do not live in isolation, but we live amongst all our brothers and sisters whom are all children of God. We invite them to come and see how we live. And why we live the way we do.
We can only do so by communicating the truth.
This truth that Jesus has charged us with.