Friday, May 27, 2011

QUOTATION: Now is the Time to Preach the Gospel

Now more than ever, in a world that is often without light and without the courage of noble ideals, people need the fresh vital spirituality of the gospel. Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first apostles who preached Christ and the good news of salvation in the squares of cities, towns, and villages. This is no time to be ashamed of the gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis. It is you who must “go out into the roads and lanes” and invite everyone you meet to the banquet that God has prepared for His people.

--Pope John Paul II