18 Apr 2013

QoTD - The Church is not a babysitter - Pope Francis


The Church cannot be merely “a babysitter who takes care of the child just to get him to sleep”. If she were this, hers would be a “slumbering church”. Whoever knows Jesus has the strength and the courage to proclaim him. And whoever has received baptism has the strength to walk, to go forward, to evangelize and “when we do this the Church becomes a mother who generates children” capable of bring Christ to the world.

“Let us ask the Lord,” he concluded, “for the grace to become baptized persons who are brave and sure that the Holy Spirit who is in us, received at baptism, always moves us to proclaim Jesus Christ with our life, our testimony and even with our words”.

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