Following up on this post and this post, I want to call attention to a video about “Hosting a Windows 7 Launch Party”. If you want to know exactly how NOT to evangelize, watch how Microsoft does it (if you can – I do not believe it is possible for a rational, sane person to watch this entire video all the way through):
Too often we think evangelization just involves events and programs. But the best evangelization should not be forced; it is one person naturally sharing with another the joy that is in his heart. I’m not saying we don’t hold evangelization-related activities (after all, I organize my parish’s door-to-door effort twice a year), but even those activities should be focused on individuals personally sharing with others the hope that is within him. That is the best soil in which the Holy Spirit can work.
Okay, time for a contest: the first person who can watch this entire video all the way through – with the sound on and eyes on the screen the whole time – receives the first “Divine Life Voluntary Mortification Award”. With that you get a free subscription to the Divine Life blog – what a deal!