Why do I bring this up? It’s just an example of how evangelization works through the way you live your daily life.
This week, Pope Francis visited a church in Rome and suggested that everyone should get a Bible and read it on the way to work. Obviously, he was thinking about travel in Europe where the majority of people probably take the bus or train to work. I’ve been in Rome and I can tell you that you don’t want to be driving there.
Watch the pope’s homily:
Now, the pope wasn’t suggesting that Catholics should read Bibles on public transportation in order to show off, he was suggesting it as a way to get closer to Christ. The nice thing about just “being Catholic” in public, whether it’s reading the Bible or saying grace at restaurants, you have the opportunity for collateral evangelization.
You never know who you can affect just by striving to be a saint in your everyday life.
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