I incessantly tell congregations never to underestimate the power of an invitation. By that I mean that people should be inviting to others to go with them to Holy Mass or to church for confession and other events. Invitations can be grace-filled, pivotal moments.
From an unlikely source I found an interesting story about a movie actor. It came to my secondary email, sandwiched in between ammo deals and Friday Torah explanations, I think because I signed up for “rewards” for the movie theater down the street (Tuesdays: $5 all movies all day and free popcorn!).
From Movie Guide:
A Stranger Introduced Chris Pratt to Jesus. . . What Happened Next Is Beautiful
The TV star who quickly became one of Hollywood’s most wanted actors due to his breakout success in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and JURASSIC WORLD recently opened up in a Vanity Fair cover story about the moment he turned to Jesus. Pratt frequently tweets Bible verses, and last Easter posted an Instagram picture of him and some buddies building a giant steel cross and mounting it on a hill. Now, Pratt says it all began with a man in Hawaii coming up to him telling him that ‘Jesus told me to talk to you.’
I would like to invite Mr. Pratt to attend Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.