When the video starts, double click. On full screen, click on cc to get English captions so that you can follow what is being said in Italian.
Food for Thought, Prayer and Action
How did I react when I saw Cristina on stage?
How did I react to the judges?
When do I label people as "in" or "out"?
How can I welcome everyone as Jesus did?
How can I better appreciate the magnificent colours in the stain-glass window that paint the wonderful picture of God made man?
Can I let the Sun shine through my own darkness?
Appearances matter, so we're told. This has been the case from time immemorial. In the Middle Ages, people's "fama", reputation became an important part of their public persona. Has anything really changed today? Before you answer that question or read further, have a look at the YouTube video opposite.
This video is a viral sensation at the moment most likely because "Cristina" (what an apt name) is on a mission which she simply and openly states after she sings on The Voice. At the same time, what happens as we spectate speaks so much to us, particularly in this time when the spotlight is on "Racism" (21 March, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Descrimination). Read Blogger Kathryn's insightful witness in Through a Glass Brightly.
We can still be concerned for our own public reputation today. What about our concern for the reputation and reception of others?
This is our place to share and dialogue. We welcome you to tell us what you think!