Vatican City, Oct 2, 2019 / 04:34 am
Guidance by the Holy Spirit is integral to sharing the Gospel with others and bringing them to Christ, Pope Francis said during the general audience Wednesday.
To try to convince people that Jesus is God without the guidance of the Holy Spirit "is not evangelization," he said Oct. 2. "If there is no Holy Spirit there is no evangelization."
"This can be proselytism, publicity... But evangelization is letting yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit, let him be the one to push you to the announcement, to the announcement with witness, even with martyrdom, even with the word."
Francis prayed that the Holy Spirit will "make baptized men and women who announce the Gospel to attract others not to themselves but to Christ, who know how to make room for God's action, who know how to make others free and responsible before the Lord."