Missionary disciples

Posted: June 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

In his Homily, the Pope drew inspiration from the Gospel passage in which Jesus sends out his disciples to proclaim the Good News. A disciple of the Lord, he said, is called to set out on a journey that is not a “stroll” but a mission to proclaim the Gospel and spread the good news of Salvation.  The below video link shows us exactly what Pope Francis means in being a disciple in todays world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk8ERxqCZqQ

Pope Francis continues: “The journey of the disciple of Jesus is to go beyond [the limits] to bring this good news. But there is another pathway for the disciple of Jesus: the inner journey, the path within, the path of the disciple who seeks the Lord every day, through prayer, in meditation.”

If the disciple does not continuously seek God in this way, the Pope said, the Gospel that he takes to others will be weak, watered down – a Gospel with no strength.

We pray:

Lord, Help us to be lights in areas of darkness, may we bring hope in places or disperse. Help us to see the needs of those around us and spread love not hate, peace not anger and life not death – in our thoughts, words and actions.

We ask this in Jesus’ name

Amen

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