Today, we begin five sections dedicated to furthering “A mission to communicate life.” Just as Christ gave all, his disciples imitate him most fully by adopting the same approach to revealing his life:
360. Life grows by being given away, and it weakens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by in the mission of communicating life to others. The Gospel helps us to discover that a morbid concern for one’s own life vitiates the human and Christian quality of that life. We live much better when we have inner freedom to give everything away: “Whoever loves his life loses it” (Jn 12:25.). Here we discover another profound law of reality: that life is attained and matures insofar as it is surrendered in order to give life to others. That is certainly what mission means.
Remember to reference an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference here.