Rome, Italy, May 5, 2018 / 04:28 am
Catholics have a mission to evangelize, teaching people that God never tires of loving them, Pope Francis said to members of the Neocatechumenal Way Saturday at a gathering for the 50th anniversary of the movement.
I feel like speaking to you from the heart about "the mission, about evangelization, which is the priority of the Church today," the pope said May 5.
This is because "mission is to give voice to the faithful love of God, it is to announce that the Lord loves us and that he will never get tired of me, of you, of us and of this world of ours, which we may get tired of."
He warned Catholics about the temptation to ignore God's call to evangelize the world out of laziness or a fear of taking risks, noting that it is easy to be content with the situation one is already in and has under control.