Dear Friends: I first want to invite you to join the discussion on this magnificent exhortation by Pope Francis, “Joy of the Gospel”. It is the signature document of his papacy. This document absolutely defines him and the new direction of the church. Make no mistake about this, we are all about to read excerpts from the single most important papal document since the Second Vatican Council.
I am presenting key excerpts from the document and asking you to comment. You simply need to enter your email address in the top right side of the homepage and you are a member. Members can comment on current and future articles and will receive future articles free.
Today’s excerpt is as follows: ” I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”.
I am again fascinated by the bold invitation from the pope to all Christians, not just Catholics. He invites us each day to renew this encounter with Jesus. This is true evangelization. This is an example of how we should act.
Let me hear from you. Are you emboldened by this statement? Do you want to go into your world everyday and witness to Jesus’ saving love for you and for the whole world? Tell me your thoughts.
Sincerely, Dr. Nick