Vatican City, Sep 25, 2016 / 06:33 am
God is shared with the world through love and authentic relationships, not by forcing the truth on people, Pope Francis said Sunday.
"God is proclaimed through the encounter between persons, with care for their history and their journey. Because the Lord is not an idea, but a living person," the Pope said in his homily at the Mass for the Jubilee of Catechists Sept. 25.
"His message is passed on through simple and authentic testimony, by listening and welcoming, with joy which radiates outward."
Referencing St. Paul's first letter to Timothy, Pope Francis called the Resurrection the "beating heart which gives life to everything."