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Friday, April 14, 2017

FrancisSpeak: “Evangelization cannot be presumptuous. The integrity of the truth cannot be rigid.”

FrancisSpeak: “Evangelization cannot be presumptuous. The integrity of the truth cannot be rigid.”
More from Antipope Francis.  He seems to be stuck on the "rigidity" thing for the past few weeks.  Keep in mind the New Age agenda is to end dogmatism altogether.  They will also attack the doctrine of original sin.  Once they disclose "aliens" are real they will really attack the proper understanding of Scripture and said we had it all wrong from the beginning.
Francis invites priests to keep sermons short and says never to separate “these three graces of the Gospel: its truth, which is non-negotiable; its mercy, which is unconditional and offered to all sinners; and its joy, which is personal and open to everyone”
 
We should never attempt to separate these three graces of the Gospel: its truth, which is non-negotiable; its mercy, which is unconditional and offered to all sinners; and its joy, which is personal and open to everyone.” Pope Francis celebrated the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday at St. Peter’s, during which the sacred oils used for the Sacraments and Ordinations were blessed. He explained, “Evangelization cannot be presumptuous. The integrity of the truth cannot be rigid.” Priests of the diocese, who renewed the promise made when they were ordered priests, concelebrated with the Bishop of Rome by, which renew the promises made when ordering. 


In his homily, the Pope insisted on “good news” that Jesus brought to the poor. “The joy of those anointed in their sins with the oil of forgiveness and anointed in their charism with the oil of mission, in order to anoint others in turn. Like Jesus, the priest makes the message joyful with his entire person. When he preaches – briefly, if possible! –, he does so with the joy that touches people’s hearts with that same word with which the Lord has touched his own heart in prayer.”

“Like every other missionary disciple, the priest makes the message joyful by his whole being. For as we all know, it is in the little things that joy is best seen and shared: when by taking one small step, we make God’s mercy overflow in situations of desolation; when we decide to pick up the phone and arrange to see someone; when we patiently allow others to take up our time…”

The good news, says Francis, “is not a thing but a mission.” This is evident to anyone who has experienced the ‘delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing’ (evangelizing what? you dont teach conversion!). We should never attempt to separate these three graces of the Gospel: its truth, which is non-negotiable; its mercy, which is unconditional and offered to all sinners; and its joy, which is personal and open to everyone.”

Bergoglio stresses that “The truth of the good news can never be merely abstract, incapable of taking concrete shape in people’s lives because they feel more comfortable seeing it printed in books. The mercy of the good news can never be a false commiseration, one that leaves sinners in their misery without holding out a hand to lift them up and help them take a step in the direction of change.

Francis then said that “joys” in the plural, for they are special and varied, depending on how the Spirit chooses to communicate them, in every age, to every person and in every culture. They need to be poured into new wineskins, the ones the Lord speaks of in expressing the newness of his message. A first icon of the good news would be the stone water jars at the wedding feast of Cana. “Mary is the new wineskin brimming with contagious joy. She is “the handmaid of the Father who sings his praises”, Our Lady of Prompt Succour, Her “contagious fullness” helps us overcome the temptation of fear, the temptation to keep ourselves from being filled to the brim, the temptation to a faint-heartedness that holds us back from going forth to fill others with joy.”

A second icon of the good news is the jug with its wooden ladle that the Samaritan woman carried on her head in the midday sun.” The Lord gave us another new vessel or wineskin full of this “inclusive concreteness” in that Samaritan soul who was Mother Teresa. He called to her and told her: “I am thirsty”. He said: “My child, come, take me to the hovels of the poor. Come, be my light. I cannot do this alone. They do not know me, and that is why they do not love me. Bring me to them”. Mother Teresa, starting with one concrete person, thanks to her smile and her way of touching their wounds, brought the good news to all.

Finally, the third icon pleased Announcement “is the fathomless vessel of the Lord’s pierced Heart: his utter meekness, humility and poverty which draw all people to himself. From him we have to learn that announcing a great joy to the poor can only be done in a respectful, humble, and even humbling, way. Evangelization cannot be presumptuous. The integrity of the truth cannot be rigid. Because the truth was made flesh, tenderness, becoming a child, a man, it became sin on the cross.The Spirit proclaims and teaches “the whole truth”, and he is not afraid to do this one sip at a time. The Spirit tells us in every situation what we need to say to our enemies, and at those times he illumines our every small step forward. This meekness and integrity gives joy to the poor, revives sinners, and grants relief to those oppressed by the devil”