Challenge for the Evangelizer “ In order to translate the treasures of our spirituality into another [secular or popular] language, it is not sufficient to know that language and its words.” A. Cencini
“ We must also be mystics, deeply in love with our own spiritual wisdom, because Challenge for the Evangelizer we can only translate what has become part of our lives, what gives truth-beauty-goodness to life.” A. Cencini
Christian are called to create alternative practices that open up a different kind of economic space – the space marked by the body of Christ. Become Consumed Challenge for the Evangelizer
Become Consumed Challenge for the Evangelizer The economy of giving. Eucharist does not begin with scarcity but with one who came that we may have life and have it abundantly.
The apostle of the media of communication is another Jesus Christ who echoes and amplifies to people of every age and place what Jesus preached and taught on earth.
Pauline Apostles Today Sr Veritas Grau For Alberione it is Christ who asks the questions, challenging the world to give an account of itself, of its deepest hopes and needs, and whether or not it is seeking what will truly make it happy.
Poverty requires a wise and professional administration which makes the most of the income that the community earns and accepts a life of hard work in solidarity with the poor who have to work for their living.
Option for the Poor
For effective evangelization Only teaching accompanied by a corresponding personal and community life style will be effective.
For Paulines the liberation of the victims of oppression and injustice must include liberation also from the subtle manipulation of media used to exert pressure upon the very hearts and minds of people.
Apostolic media We are willing to share the community’s goods with the materially poor. This can be done through the sharing of facilities, of time. A typically Pauline way of serving the poor is also the use of apostolic media to inform society about concrete situations of poverty that exist in the world.
To evangelize is to communicate. To communicate is to create a network of relationships and inter-relationships. cf Don Sassi – Brazil 2003 Evangelization of culture
cf Don Sassi – Brazil 2003 Sacrament of Encounter Ours is a sacramental mission – a sacrament of the encounter with Christ.
What are the signs of the time? The most important thing about Jesus was not what he was teaching. Jesus lived – he didn’t just have a function to transmit content. This was the way of the incarnation.
We are God’s instruments, Gods’ pen, Gods’ voice. It is God! We must be like the evangelists insofar as the Holy Spirit enlightened and moved them to write and guided them in writing what he wanted, in speaking and keeping silent as he willed. Alberione, 1954
One House of God We are all part of one sole Publishing House. We undertake a mission of which we are not the “owners” but, as St Paul servants’. The initiative for the mission is not ours but God’s.