17 May, 2013

Pope: ‘If We Annoy People, Blessed Be the Lord’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Pope says that the Church needs apostolic zeal to proclaim Jesus Christ among people who do not believe. 'Blessed be the Lord, if we annoy people to introduce them to Christ" said Pope Francis during his morning Mass at the Vatican on May 16. 

Can't say that I've ever thought of it in those terms - I was raised not to annoy others (it's not very Canadian to be that impolite) - but I certainly agree with Pope Francis's desire that Catholics would exhibit more apostolic zeal in preaching the good news of Jesus. I would only add that bit of wisdom that Francis of Assisi left his followers when instructing them to share the good news: 'Preach the gospel always' he said, 'and only when necessary use words'.

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Pope: ‘If We Annoy People, Blessed Be the Lord’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

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