Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 06:15 am
Evangelization means first helping people to know God and to know his immense love for them, which is done in part through the witness of one's life and joy, Pope Francis said Saturday.
"Proclaiming the Lord is witnessing the joy of knowing him, helping to live the beauty of meeting him," the pope said Sept. 21. "God is not the answer to an intellectual curiosity or a task of the will, but an experience of love, called to become a story of love."
"Because – it applies to us above all – once we have met the living God, we need to look for him again," he stated. "The mystery of God is never exhausted, it is as immense as his love."
Pope Francis reflected on the evangelization those who do not know God in a meeting with the participants of an event from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, which took place Sept. 19-21, and was called "To meet God: Is it possible? Paths of the New Evangelization."