Vatican City, May 29, 2019 / 03:16 am
The Holy Spirit is what gives power, life, and dynamism to evangelization, not good rhetorical skills, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
According to St. Luke – Pope Francis said – the words of men become effective not thanks to rhetoric, but thanks to the Holy Spirit, "which has the power to purify the word, to make it the bearer of life."
The Holy Spirit is what makes the Bible different from a written history, he said at the general audience May 29. The Holy Spirit "helps us to make that word a seed of holiness, a seed of life, to be effective."
"When the Spirit visits the human word it becomes dynamic, like 'dynamite,' that is, capable of lighting hearts and blowing up patterns, resistances and walls of division, opening up new paths and expanding the boundaries of God's people," he emphasized.