Vatican City, Oct 14, 2017 / 05:13 am
On Saturday Pope Francis said that to share God's love with the world requires action and service – and that we can't just sit around and wait for other people to perform our vocation.
"Love is dynamic, it goes out of itself," the Pope said Oct. 14. The person who loves does not just sit in an armchair watching and waiting for the world to improve. Instead, he or she "with enthusiasm and simplicity gets up and goes."
As St. Vincent de Paul said, our vocation is not merely to go to one parish or diocese, but to go throughout the earth, he continued. And what do we do? We "inflame the hearts of men, doing what the Son of God did, he who came to bring fire to the world to inflame it with his love."
The vocation to love, Francis said, "is always valuable for everyone."