- Category: Missionaries
- Published: Wednesday, 03 January 2018 16:06
Who is the missionary?
The missionary is a person of charity.
In order to proclaim to all his brothers and sisters that they are loved by God and are capable of loving, he must show love towards all, giving his life for his neighbour.
The missionary is the "universal brother", bearing in himself the Church's spirit, her openness to and interest in all peoples and individuals, especially the least and poorest of his brethren. As such, he overcomes barriers and divisions of race, cast or ideology. He is a sign of God's love in the world – a love without exclusion or partiality Extract from "Redemptoris Missio" of Jean-Paul II (n° 89).
How to reach someone if I do not speak their language? How to get close to them if I do not understand? How to love a people and their culture if I do not understand their language?
We are called to become « all to all » because we have said to the God of all: we are all yours.