The Social Dimension of Evangelization
A Summary and Sharing by Gretchen Montgomery
Good afternoon everyone. Over the past several weeks, various members of our Community have shared with us Chapters 1 through 3 of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis titled Evangelii Gaudium, or The Joy of the Gospel. It is our hope that you have had the joy of reading along in your own copy of this easily understandable document, either as a book or the free version downloaded from the internet.
Our Holy Father begins this Exhortation with a statement I believe gives direction to each of our sharings as well as the discernment of our Community in how to live it out. The Holy Father writes to us in article 1:
With Christ, joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy.