As Pope Francis says, we’re not looking for numbers. We’re looking for saints, ordinary saints. St. Maximilian Kolbe, in rags, martyring himself in the starvation bunker; Matt Talbot, former drunk, chains wrapped around him in penance, quietly anonymously attending daily Mass.
Christ said I came so that your joy can be complete. He said Love one another as I have loved you. He said Suffer the little children to come unto me; he said It will be worse for you if a millstone were tied around your neck if you lead one of these little ones astray; he said Unless you become like a little child, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. He had a child-like heart himself.
We're in danger of engaging in the New Corporatization, not the New Evangelization.
The mark of the follower of Christ is that we can sit down beside our brother or sister who's hurting, who's broken. We can share our experience, strength, hope and most of all our joy. Not "These are the rules" but "This is the freedom from bondage that comes from living this thing out."
Not "You're doing it wrong"--but "Welcome home."