When I watch this short video about Noe Rueda growing up poor in Little Village, a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, I can’t help but feel hope for all of humanity. The social, environmental and economic odds were all stacked against Noe, but there was a spirit within him that transcended it all, protected him from many evils around him, and took him to a higher place. It was Christ.
Christ is in everyone to be discerned and followed.
Noe’s story is proof that the light can break out of darkness no matter how dense that darkness appears to be, and sometimes, in the most unexpected of ways.