Go to the Source!

How to Evangelize 101. If you want to evangelize, go to the source!

Jesus Christ is the only source of life, the only source of supernatural life. Because of Him we can become children of God, heirs of eternal life, we can be washed clean of our sins! And He has called all of us to participate in this Life.

The Church´s essential function is to communicate that Life, through the sacraments, prayer, teaching, formation and all its other works of apostolate… aka, means of supernatural vivification! 

“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” -(Jn 10:10) “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” -(Jn 1:4) “I am the life.” -(Jn 16:6) “As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” –(Jn 15:5)

Jesus wanted to instill in the hearts of his disciples that He was their life, and if they wanted to spread this Life to others they had to adhere themselves to Him. 

What an honor to be able to collaborate with our savior in the transmission of this Divine Life to others! But we have to remember we are only poor instruments, like a faucet that lets life giving water flow through it. If an apostle of Christ ignored this important fact and believed that he was capable of giving even the smallest amount of Divine life without Jesus Christ, he would not only show a supine theological ignorance but also that he was sufficiently stupid.

“”I will water my orchard and drench my garden”; and lo, my stream became a river, and my river became a sea.” (Sirach 24:31)