Our journey of faith is twofold, and it needs to be recognized from the beginning. As we mature in faith, we're coming to know the love of the Lord more deeply, to trust in him more fully, and to allow his Spirit to transform us through the superabundant gift of grace (i.e. Jesus' very life living and working in us). Simultaneously, however, we're being prepared and equipped, sent in every moment to spread this truth and love to others (i.e. Jesus' mission).
Finally, lest we get lost in this sense of personal mission to the neglect of our personal holiness (which has been known to happen), there's one last point to make. Emphasizing the mission is a way to lead people closer to Jesus. As we learn to identify with our mission as Church, we draw closer to the Lord (CCC 1303). His mission becomes our mission. His love becomes our love. In other words, evangelizing others is a way to evangelize ourselves. Bringing someone else closer to Jesus draws our own souls deeper into his heart. It's mysteriously true, and profound to experience.
**IMPORTANT: If we don't have this experience, it may be that we're serving in the wrong area of the mission, that our gifts are not being properly channeled, or that our gifts haven't been fully discovered and/or embraced.
Therefore, to teach our children and our students to discover their unique gifts of evangelization will indirectly help them to grow in their own faith. The more we share Christ, the more we ourselves fall in love with him.
1 - Share Yourself 2 - Know the Kerygma 3 - Pray. Especially When You Don't Have Time.
4 - Collaborate 5 - Invite. Invite. Invite. 6 - Be Cheerful 7 - Do the Task at Hand
8 - Don't Forget Recess 9 - It Begins with a Smile 10 - The Topic is Always Jesus
11 - The WIIFM Principle 12 - Recapture the Enchantment 13 - Learn to Use Youtube
14 - The Art of Accompaniment 15 - The Art of Listening
16 - Eat Food. It's Part of Evangelization 17 - Everything Leads to Liturgy
18 - Self-love Can Still Be Other-centered 19 - It Will Never Be Perfect, Don't Stress
20 - The "Student" is the Whole Family 21 - Catechesis is a MEANS of Evangelization 22 - The 5 Means of Evangelization 23 - The Christian Life is Service 24 - Doctrine is for Prayer. 25 - From Evangelization to Immanuelization 26 - Humility, Love, and 'Eucharistic' Anticipation 27 - People Change People 28 - Salvation History is Our Story 29 - Mutual Forgiveness 30 - Fraternal Correction 31 - Build-Up Families 32 - Affirmative Orthodoxy