Wednesday, June 10, 2015

QUOTATION: Evangelization

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis)
Jesus when sending his disciples out to announce that kingdom, told them: "Give freely." The Lord wants his kingdom to be spread through acts of gratuitous love.  Thus, men recognized the early Christians as bearers of a message that overflowed from them.  "Freely you have received, freely give." I would like these words of the Gospel to be engraved very deeply on your Lenten heart.  The Church grows by attraction, by witness-- not by proselytism.

--Pope Francis (Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio), Lenten Message, Ash Wednesday, 2012