Bringing the Gospel from love
Why do believers in Christ preach the Gospel?
Author: P. Fernando Pascual, L.C | Source: Catholic.net
Why do believers in Christ preach the Gospel? The answer is simple: because they have received love and because they want to love.
Christ, Son of the Father made Man in the bosom of the Virgin Mary, has shown us the great Love of the Father towards men.
Since then, Mercy is offered to all. It is Enough to open the heart, to be transformed by Christ, and to receive a rescued forgiveness.
But the Gospel has not reached many. Millions of human beings do not know Christ as Savior, they do not embrace him as the one who can deliver them from sin and give them a new life.
Hence the mission, the call of the Master to bring his salvation to those who wait and need without knowing.
"Go, then, and make disciples of all the people baptizing in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to keep all that I have commanded you" (Mt 28.19 20).
The Catholic Church, since its inception, has sought to be faithful to this mandate of the Lord. The evangelizing mission expanded, with the power of charity, first to the places closest to Jerusalem, and then farther and farther.
So Catholics feel, from the love we have received, an inner fire that leads us to share the treasure of our faith to all who want to receive it.
In So many places where lack of light, lack of hope, lack Of mutual forgiveness, lack of humility, lack of true joy, the Gospel is destined to become a source of authentic life, for the present time and eternity.
The words of St. Paul resonate in our hearts as well: "Preaching the Gospel is not for me any reason for glory; It's more of a duty to me. And (Woe to me if I did not preach the Gospel! " (1Co 9.16).
Yea, it is a duty, for Christ also loves today, for he offers himself as a Way, as Truth, as a Life. For His Love, there are no barriers or limits because he wants to reach all and save them forever.