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Friday, 25 October 2019 07:00

Mission Snapshot #6: Love beyond Language

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“Life grows by being given away, and it weakens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others” (Evangelii Gaudium, 10).  I love Pope Francis’ choice of words here: evangelising is “communicating life”! 


On a recent trip to Manila with Julie, one of the challenges I faced was how to evangelise in situations where I was with people who had limited English.  Thankfully God’s love is bigger than our ability to speak to and understand one another, and so is our ability to communicate.  I learned a lot about the power of simply “being with” another, and how much you can say with a smile, or a gesture, or a hand-clasp.  As a “sister”, how I am with people already communicates to them how God is.  What a terrifying privilege!                 

Katherine Stone