Sharing the Lord and Catholic Faith on our way to Italy

by Steve Ray on March 15, 2022

We just boarded our plane to head to Italy where we will pick up 41 excited pilgrims including Teresa Tomeo and her husband Deacon Dom. We will travel from the north to the south of Italy on our “Saints and Shrines of Italy” pilgrimage. It’s good to good to be back in the air again!

My wife and I have a commitment that we will share  Jesus Christ and his Church with people every day. Today we had two great opportunities to share the Lord before we boarded our plane.

First, our driver taking us to the airport — his name was Bassam. I assumed he was from the Middle East. I asked him if he was a Christian. He said yes, a Greek Orthodox Christian. We had a delightful chat all the way to the airport encouraging each other in the Faith.

Second, one of the ticket agents commented, “I like your cross.” I thanked her for her nice comment and said, “I wear this cross so people know that I am a Christian.” She said me too, “I am also a Christian.” We had a nice little chat and ended with both saying “God Bless You!”

I wear this cross everywhere I go as a witness to Jesus Christ. I encourage all of you to do the same. It’s time we stop letting the world tell us to shut up and to start speaking the truth again with love and boldness.

I hope you can join us at virtually on our pilgrimage as I will be posting videos every night as we go all through Italy. God bless you!

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