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Redemptoris Missio 13bcd: The Biblical Witness For The Kingdom

Let’s complete our reading of section 13, “Christ Makes the Kingdom Present.” You may remember that one of the Luminous Mysteries proposed by Pope John Paul II was the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. There is less any single … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 13a: Christ Fulfills The Divine Plan

“Christ Makes the Kingdom Present”–this is the testimony of Pope John Paul II. It is no accident he cites the Lord’s appearance in the synagogue, reading that passage from Isaiah about the coming glory of God in bringing relief to … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 12: The Kingdom of God

John Paul’s second chapter addresses a reality so many of us try to grasp: the Reign of God. Is it a political reality? Is it heaven? Is it liturgy? Is it here yet? Would we know it if we saw … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 11cde: “Why mission?”

Chapter One comes to an end with these three paragraphs. Let’s read, then discuss. To the question, “why mission?” we reply with the Church’s faith and experience that true liberation consists in opening oneself to the love of Christ. In … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 11ab: “We cannot but speak”

For a disciple, the urge to preach the Gospel cannot be suppressed. For clergy or lay person, it might be the single authentic sign of discipleship, the willingness to spread the faith wherever and whenever one can. Pope John  Paul … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 10: Salvation in Christ Is Offered to All

Reminding us that “Salvation in Christ Is Offered to All,” Pope John Paul II suggests that a church membership card is not an absolute requirement for salvation. Let’s observe his logic: The universality of salvation means that it is granted … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 9: The Church As Sign and Instrument of Salvation

With Pope John Paul II, we explore “The Church As Sign and Instrument of Salvation.” He starts with the Church: The first beneficiary of salvation is the Church. Christ won the Church for himself at the price of his own … Continue reading

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