Friday, February 4, 2011

A thirst to evangelize

"Dear friends: the profound grace of your community comes
from Eucharistic adoration. From this adoration compassion is born
for all men, and from this compassion the thirst is born to evangelize. ...
I encourage you ... to deepen your spiritual life giving an essential place
to your personal encounter with Christ, the Emmanuel, God-with-us ...

In the Eucharist you find the source of all your commitments
in the following of Christ and in His adoration you purify your look on
the life of the world. ... A genuinely Eucharistic life is a missionary life.
In a world frequently disoriented and in search of new reasons to live,
the light of Christ must be taken to everyone. In the midst of the
men and women of today, be ardent missionaries of the Gospel,
supported by a life radically anchored in Christ!"

Pope Benedict XVI
Vatican City, 3 Feb 2011
Address to Emmanuel Community

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