But what if some of us were conspicuously unified in our beliefs and in our behavior? What if there were enough of us striving to live an authentically Catholic life so that our neighbors couldn't help but notice? Inevitably they would notice, too, if there was something a bit different about the way we lived: something distinctive, something attractive, something clearly in keeping with the teachings of the Church. We need to bear witness to the power of Christian principles, to act as the yeast within our society.
The quote is excellent--and is the inspiration by which I want to live out 2009--but don't miss the rest that Denise has to say! While you're at it, read the rest of Phil Lawler's piece as well.