Seven Things to Remember

  1. Remember that the first step of evangelisation must be to keep the quest for God alive: Even those who boast of their secularism have an innate longing for the divine.
  2. Remember it is the power of God who sends his people to evangelise, so ‘Be not afraid’ – confident, without being triumphalist,
  3. Remember that the New Evangelisation is not about presenting a doctrine or belief-system, but a Person, Jesus Christ.
  4. Remember evangelisation is linked to catechesis.
  5. Remember that an evangelist must be a someone who smiles, a person of joy.
  6. Remember that the New Evangelisation is about love – the love of God made concrete in service.
  7. Remember, that the Church is now peopled by those who are suffering persecution for their faith, and that these martyrs give impetus to the New Evangelisation.

 

* Adapted from a Homily by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

This article can be found in Mirror 0513.