Sticker posted on a scaffolding in Queens.
“Some people ask how it is possible to speak of good news when so many people around us are suffering. Where is the good news when so much injustice, poverty, and misery cast a shadow over us and our world? But I want a very clear message to go out from this place. I want people to know that you are not afraid to believe in the good news of God’s mercy, because it has a name and a face: Jesus Christ.
As messengers of this good news, you are ready to bring a word of hope to the Church, to your own country, and to the wider world. You are ready to bring good news for your suffering brothers and sisters who need your prayers and your solidarity, but also your enthusiasm for human rights, for justice, and for the growth of that ‘love and peace’ which Jesus brings.”
—Pope Francis, Homily, November 30, 2017