Evangelization occurs when an internal transformation occurs in a baptized Christian. The transformation leads to a desire to share personal story in union with Jesus’ story.

We celebrate with the community by coming to a new understanding of our baptism; being contrite and forgiven; and then nourished with the Eucharist. We go back into the world to create new memories and stories; we become active in faith by inviting others to tell their story.

The new evangelizer adopts a new humility, shares in the spiritual poverty of others and strives to become fully human.

We reflect on Jesus Christ’s lasting vitality. We are bold and courageous in professing and proclaiming our faith.

A Courageous Leap of Faith by Fr. Dennis J. Stafford