A report examining court cases from recent years has found that hostility towards religion has grown to unprecedented levels in the United States.
Seeing this news made me think of the verses right after last Sunday’s reading from Proverbs 9:
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult;
whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.
Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you;
rebuke a wise man and he will be wiser still;
teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
How do we evangelize a hostile society? We do it through our own fidelity and love. We must strive to remain faithful to what we know to be true, and we must demonstrate the love of God to those who are blind to the truth.