GeE 131: Jesus, Example of Boldness

See the source imageToo often we have tame Jesus. Or some believers trot out their favorite (and pretty much only angry) Jesus, whipping moneychangers out of the Temple. Pope Francis suggests we look at a more active Lord, including a boldness of sending out fisherfolk, tax collectors, and other anawim to spread the Word:

131. Look at Jesus. His deep compassion reached out to others. It did not make him hesitant, timid or self-conscious, as often happens with us. Quite the opposite. His compassion made him go out actively to preach and to send others on a mission of healing and liberation. Let us acknowledge our weakness, but allow Jesus to lay hold of it and send us too on mission. We are weak, yet we hold a treasure that can enlarge us and make those who receive it better and happier. Boldness and apostolic courage are an essential part of mission.

You can check the full document Gaudete et Exsultate on the Vatican website.

 

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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