Aslan the lion is not afraid. In the face of the White Witch, he does not back down. As he roars, the winter snow melts. The grass and trees begin to sprout. Vegetation becomes visible. Hope returns to Narnia.
In the same way, we need to proclaim the love of God without shame or hesitancy. This love of Jesus is essential for people to live a fuller life. This love establishes bridges, relating people to each other– encouraging each other to grow stronger. The Kingdom of God is at hand. We will go forward to proclaim the Gospel. Amen.