If the New Evangelization had a theme song — from the late 1970s/early ’80s (since that’s when John Paul II coined the phrase) — it would be this little ditty…
We need to “go out”, then, in order to experience our own anointing, its power and its redemptive efficacy: to the “outskirts” where there is suffering, bloodshed, blindness that longs for sight, and prisoners in thrall to many evil masters. (Pope Francis to priests, 2013 Holy Thursday)
(Doobie Brothers: “Takin’ It to the Street” and “Jesus Is Just Alright”)
Full disclosure: When I am not preoccupied with faith or tech or myself, I am either thinking about classic rock, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars IV-VI, art, tea, desserts, or my family. (For the most part.)
Any more suggestions? What other song could be the ‘theme song’ for the New Evangelization?