“Have Courage! Go Forward! Make noise!” - Pope Francis’s address to youth from the Diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio
It’s almost a phrase that one might hear at a sporting event.
Knowing that our world is riddled with sin and destruction, Pope Francis encourages Catholics to wake up and get serious.
Now is the time for us to put an end to being silent. No longer should we be satisfied with going to Mass with good intentions, and then once it is through, return to our jobs and hide our faith. We need to make an impact in every way possible. Making a noise means to have the courage to express your belief in God everywhere we go. God’s message needs to be heard in the highways and the byways, in our schools, at our jobs, on the playgrounds and street corners. Teach others about Christ and his abundant love and mercy. Be a light to illuminate the darkness in our world. Be a beacon of hope for the broken and downtrodden.
People need God now more than ever.
The Church needs YOU to bring them back to Him.
This is our battle cry.
Let’s go to work.