Our action also depends on your support. The mission is entrusted to all Christians, as individuals and as a community. Can we count on you?
All Christians are co-responsible for missionary activity
Today more than ever, the mission is entrusted to the laity, to families, to women, to young people. No one can say “it doesn’t concern me”! Spiritual cooperation in the mission is achieved through 3 different modes of participation:
- Testimony of Christian life
It is the dew that accompanies the journey of the missionaries and makes the proclamation of the Word effective. In his Letters, Saint Paul often asks the faithful to pray for him, so that he may be able to proclaim the Gospel with confidence and frankness. Every day, as missionaries, we are reassured and supported by the prayers of so many people scattered across all continents!
What strength and consolation arise from these gifts that reach us wherever we work!
Every pain and every difficulty, accepted and offered to God with love, carries Grace. The preciousness of this offering springs forth from the sacrifice of Christ, who calls the members of His mystical body to join in His sufferings, to complete them in their own flesh. (Colossians 1:24)
How many times in our life have we experienced the fruit of the silent offering of so many friends who, from the bed of pain or in moments of suffering, have lovingly offered physical pain for us missionaries, a difficult situation in the family, a trial, an illness.
Testimony of Christian life
During the early centuries, Christianity spread primarily because Christians traveled or settled in regions where Christ had not been preached. They courageously bore witness to their faith and established the first communities there.
Today, many citizens from mission countries and members of non-Christian religions are settling in our cities for educational and employment reasons or due to political or economic conditions in their places of origin. The presence of these brothers and sisters calls us to embrace, dialogue, serve, share, and bear direct witness. We are called to live out the proclamation and testimony not only in the realms of politics, economy, culture, communication but also in schools.