A Christmas and New Year Wish...
Make known the message ~ Christ is Born. This and every Christmas we are called to make known the message. May we find strength and courage from the Holy Spirit to proclaim his birth and the message of salvation to all we meet.
May the blessings of our Lord be with you now and forever!
"The primary reason for evangelizing is the love of Jesus which we have received, the experience of salvation which urges us to ever greater love of him. What kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, to point him out, to make him known? If we do not feel an intense desire to share this love, we need to pray insistently that he will once more touch our hearts." Evangelii Gaudium 264.
I love these beautiful words about the spirit of evangelization from Pope Francis.
Alas, even though we can have the spirit of evangelization, sometimes we lack the catechism to explain what we believe. I have found a really great resource to help. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis recently posted a fantastic document called "10 Things We Want You to Know About the Catholic Faith" which can be found on the Archdiocese of Indianapolis website as part of their "Year of Faith" initiative. The text of that document can also be found below. Much gratitude to Ken Ogorek, from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for permission to share these wonderful explanations about what we believe.
Is there anything you would add to this list? Let me know in your comments.
Knowing about our Catholic faith is one thing, experiencing it is another. To help us to know more about our faith there are many more great resources to be found on the web which will aid us in our quest to be everyday evangelizers. We love our faith. We love Jesus. And as stated on the flyer: "we’re confident that a Catholic life is a beautiful life, and we’d love to have you visit us!"
These 10 simple points and a visit are a great place to start!
My next blog post will be about using a "Lens of Discernment" when navigating the resources and information found on the web.
Here are the Links for others participating in the Catholic Bloggers Keep the Christ in Christmas Link-up. Take a moment to allow them to share their faith with you! (will be updated as more join!)
Evangelizing the digital continent!
We each may be only one person, but together we are
all part of one body.
What is Embedded Faith? Simply put, this is a "gralog" (graphics + blog) providing images and thoughts to evangelize the digital continent.
Click to find out more.
How do I download
To download any image, just right click and choose "file save as".
Can I use your image on my website or publication?
Yes! All images are creative commons and are free to use. Credit or a link to this site is appreciated.
Images may not be sold.