Building bridges through joy

Jan 4, 2021 | Guest Author

Pope Francis in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium writes, “goodness always tends to spread…as it expands, goodness takes root and develops.” Evangelization, put simply, is sharing “Good News.” It is about bringing the Gospel of joy to those we encounter, whether they be our neighbors or complete strangers. It is a task for the whole Church to evangelize by inviting people into a personal encounter with Jesus, to be in friendship with him.

Building bridges in evangelization is first and foremost about reaching out with love, mercy and compassion. It is not about proclaiming faith but rather inviting people to find Jesus through our gentle words, good deeds, and kind actions; and it can happen in any place, in any situation.

– Patrick Muldoon
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Ireland)


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