How can Blessed John Paul II’s example help us to proclaim the Gospel effectively in the 21st Century?
Author Sister Bernadette Pike
Many of us have been there: trying to explain Church teaching to someone with a different view, only to get a bit emotional and cause them to shut off completely. Learn the art of dialogue from JPII.
It’s not easy to be with someone who is suffering. You might find yourself lost for words, feeling guilty, frustrated or uncomfortable. What can we learn from Blessed John Paul II on how to approach these situations?
How well do you love each person the Lord puts in front of you? Think of the person at the train station asking for change, or the door knocker who turns up at the most inconvenient time… do you see a person or a problem?
Do you find yourself avoiding eye contact with that person in the elevator? How is it possible that we live in a world with unprecedented connectivity, yet we suffer an increasing inability to truly make connections?
In the 5th episode of Living the Legacy, Sister Bernadette Pike looks at the importance of relationship in the work of evangelisation. She gives practical examples of how we can tap into other people’s experiences to proclaim the Gospel.
Sister Bernadette Pike explores man’s call to communion, core to much of Blessed John Paul II’s thinking and teaching.