Gaudium Et Spes: Passage Analysis

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Secondly, every Christian is obligated to bring Christ to others and make him known. I often ask myself, "What must I do to revive the faith? What must I do to bring them the Good News? How can I help them to deepen their faith? As the beginning passage from Gaudium Et Spes stated: The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts. For theirs is a community composed of men. United in Christ, they are led by the Holy Spirit in their journey to the Kingdom of their Father and they have welcomed the news of salvation which is meant for every man. That is why this community realizes that it is truly linked with mankind and its history by the deepest of bonds (1).…show more content…
Certainly, I am called to pray and to embrace each soul—the lost souls with the love of Christ and not despise the “little one”. In the light of hope, I gather all people back to the New Eden Garden. Absolutely, my way of living out my faith is to love my brethren including those I serve as God has always loved us. Despite their differences in faith practices, culture, tradition, interest, and ethnicity, I am called to embrace everyone with an openness of heart. As Pope Francis asserted well in his encyclical letter: Christians have the duty to proclaim the Gospel without excluding anyone. Instead of seeming to impose new obligations, they should appear as people who wish to share their joy, who point to a horizon of beauty and who invite others to a delicious banquet. It is not by proselytizing that the Church grows, but “by attraction” (Evangelii Gaudium
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