Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Evangelii Gaudium

Pope Francis released his first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium today. Evangelii Gaudium means "the Joy of the Gospel". The inter-webs have been flooded with blogs, tweets and Facebook statuses quoting lines and paragraphs. Of course, I had to contribute my two cents worth! 

My favourite paragraph comes early in the document (admittedly I'm still working my way through it!):
22. God’s word is unpredictable in its power. The Gospel speaks of a seed which, once sown, grows by itself, even as the farmer sleeps (Mk 4:26-29). The Church has to accept this unruly freedom of the word, which accomplishes what it wills in ways that surpass our calculations and ways of thinking.
I dare you to check out the Pope's Exhortation, even if you just skim it. Here's the link: If you have read it, I encourage you to leave a comment with your thoughts or your favourite line/paragraph.

Be joyous, be hopeful and be faith-filled: God's got this!

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