Prayer of August 2019
Baptized and sent: welcome of the first announcement

From Evangelii Gaudium n°174
“« To evangelize is to make the kingdom of God present in our world. Yet “any partial or fragmentary defi nition which attempts to render the reality of evangelization in all its richness, complexity and dynamism does so only at the risk of impoverishing it and even of distorting it”. I would now like to share my concerns about the social dimension of evangelization, precisely because if this dimension is not properly brought out, there is a constant risk of distorting the authentic and integral meaning of the mission of evangelization…
The kerygma has a clear social content: at the very heart of the Gospel is life in community and engagement with others. The content of the first proclamation has an immediate moral implication centred on charity.»”

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