Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)
The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) encourages all members of the faithful to a renewed personal encounter with Christ and to a greater evangelization. In his first apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis delves more deeply into the new evangelization, building on the foundation laid by Benedict XVI and John Paul II. The document discusses evangelization in the context of both the pulpit and the world. Pope Francis expresses a desire for “a ‘missionary option’, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything…”(#27) .
Rediscovering the Heart of a Disciple
Dr. Edward Sri, theologian, author, and speaker, unpacks The Joy of the Gospel, making it accessible and actionable. In these brief reflections Sri explores those things that hold us back, how we can open ourselves to God’s love, and the difference this can make to our joyful proclamation of the Gospel.
Living the Gospel With the Heart of Pope Francis
What did Pope Francis mean when he called all Christians to be missionary disciples? Dr. Edward Sri explains what the Holy Father meant, and offers practical strategies for living this important message out.