Reflection 225 Previous reflections Resolution The 16 Documents of Vatican II
Based on the Vatican 2 document:
On the Mission Activity of the Church
Ad Gentes - 6
Several key ideas from this article:
the Good News is often a matter of
two steps forward and one step back
spreading the Good News must be adapted
to local cultures and situations
is the term usually given to the task of preaching the Gospel
and planting the Church among peoples or groups who do not yet believe in Christ
are sometimes such that, for the time being,
there is no possibility of expounding the Gospel directly.
Then missionaries can and must at least bear witness to Christ
by charity and by works of mercy, with all patience, prudence and great confidence.
Thus they will prepare the way for the Lord and make Him present.
damage is done to the spread of the Gospel
by lack of unity among Christians.
Ecumenism is a priority for better spreading of the Gospel
please especially bless and protect
all Gospel workers in places
where your Good News cannot be proclaimed openly!