Francis: what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?

‘Charity begins at home’. This popular expression clearly transmits the attitude that an apostle of the Gospel should have. In fact, no one can give to others what he himself doesn’t possess. So, in the first place, a missionary should fill his own soul with grace in order to transmit the light of Christ and the perfume of the Christian virtues in an effective manner. Yes, to evangelize, we can’t mix the crystalline waters of sanctity with the filth of sin. In other words, we should avidly seek the salvation of others, but in no way adjust our souls to the evil influences of the world under the pretext of the apostolate, putting our eternal salvation in grave risk. What use are works and more works if the one who performs them ends up being condemned for having adopted an imprudent apostolic strategy? The Church puts the eternal salvation of her children above all else; that’s why it has always shown vigilance in indicating authentic paths for evangelization. Read on..

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