We Are All Called to be Missionaries

The mission of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network is to “awaken our missionary capacity” and to make “ourselves inwardly ready for Christ’s mission.”

As members of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network , we are invited to “live with an inner attitude of apostolic readiness that is the fruit of love. It must come from a personal and intimate relationship with the Crucified and Risen Lord where I find myself loved and I offer my availability as a loving response.”

This missionary spirit is something God has called all of us to participate in by virtue of our Baptism. This commission is renewed every time we attend Mass, where we are “sent” at the conclusion of Mass to go out in the world and “announce the Gospel of the Lord” as well as glorify “the Lord by your life.”

Pope Francis reminded us of this call when visiting the United States in 2015.

“One of the great challenges facing the Church in this generation is to foster in all the faithful a sense of personal responsibility for the Church’s mission, and to enable them to fulfill that responsibility as missionary disciples, as a leaven of the Gospel in our world. This will require creativity in adapting to changed situations, carrying forward the legacy of the past not primarily by maintaining our structures and institutions, which have served us well, but above all by being open to the possibilities which the Spirit opens up to us and communicating the joy of the Gospel, daily and in every season of our life.”

As we continue through this season of Lent, may we never forget our role as missionaries, brining God’s love to all those we meet.

- Philip Kosloski
Writer and Content Manager
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (USA)

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