Evangelii Gaudium: Chapter 5, Spirit-Filled Evangelizers

“Jesus is the model of evangelization… How good it is for us to contemplate the closeness which he shows to everyone! If he speaks to someone, he looks into their eyes with deep love and concern: ‘Jesus, looking upon him, loved him.’

We see how accessible he is as he draws near the blind man and eats and drinks with sinners without worrying about being thought a glutton anda drunkard himself. We see his sensitivity in allowing a sinful woman to anoint his feet and in receiving Nicodemus at night. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is nothing else than the culmination of the way he lived his entire life. Moved by his example, we want to enter fully into the fabric of society, sharing the lives of all, listening to their concerns, helping them materially and spiritually in their needs, rejoicing with those who rejoice, weeping with those who weep; arm in arm with others, we are committed to building a new world. But we do so not from a sense of obligation…but as a result of a personal decision which brings us joy and gives meaning to our lives.”

 

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