Another beautiful homily from Pope Francis today-
here's a highlight : "Paul teaches us this journey of evangelization, because Jesus did,
because he is well aware that evangelization is not proselytizing: it is
because he is sure of Jesus Christ and does not need to justify himself
[or] to seek reasons to justify himself.
When the Church loses this
apostolic courage, she becomes a stalled Church, a tidy Church a nice, a
Church that is nice to look at, but that is without fertility, because
she has lost the courage to go to the outskirts, where there are many
people who are victims of idolatry, worldliness of weak thought, [of] so
many things. Let us today ask St Paul to give us this apostolic
courage, this spiritual fervor, so that we might be confident.
Father,’ [you might say], ‘we might make mistakes…’ ... ‘[Well, what of
it,’ I might respond], ‘Get on with you: if you make a mistake, you get
up and go forward: that is the way. Those who do not walk in order not
to err, make a the more serious mistake."
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