The other day I was blogging about not having the satisfaction of seeing results–most of the time–as a writer, and I mentioned how our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, used to talk about the “anonymity” of being a communicator for Christ.
“In your mission, most of the time you do not even have the consolation of seeing its fruits. Therefore, work in humility, and the day will come when all will be revealed.”
And from a collection of excerpts from his writings on the media:
“In life, you will not see the good done, day by day, week by week. You will not know to which people you have brought a ray of light…. We do not have this satisfaction.”
Elsewhere, the Founder talks about the great faith needed to be a communicator for Christ–and I’ve come to believe that, along with an unwavering commitment to the Gospel truth and a pastoral heart, this special kind of deep faith is essential to our spirituality.