As we become true disciples of Christ, we proclaim him, no matter how bleak the situation around us: We bear witness to the Light. Fr. Delp encourages us, :
Therefore, deep down, we are the people who are comforted; and we are the last refuge for the homeless people who do not know anything about the Lord anymore . . . .May we impart the goodness. May we attend to humanity again, and witness to the Lordship of God again, and know of His grace and mercy . . . .may we go away from Christmas Eve with the consolation that we mean so much to God that no external distress can rob us of this ultimate consolation. Our hearts must become strong, to make the divine heartbeat into the law of life again.