Mary and Evangelization
“After receiving the Good News told to her by the Archangel Gabriel, Mary, in her Magnificat, prophetically sings of the mercy whereby God chose her. The Virgin of Nazareth, betrothed to Joseph, thus becomes the perfect icon of the Church which evangelizes, for she was, and continues to be, evangelized by the Holy Spirit, who made her virginal womb fruitful.” – Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2016
Pope Francis has upheld Mary, the Mother of God as an example of both someone who is open to continually be evangelized and as an Evangelist.
3 Ways Mary Teaches Us to be Evangelized
Always Say Yes.
(Luke 1:38) Jesus will ask of you the impossible. When you give Jesus your “yes” he will change your life.
Meditate of God’s Word.
(Luke 2:19) God’s Word will always change you if you take the time to meditate and “store it up” in your heart.
Cling to the Cross.
(John 19:25) The path to new life in Christ always goes through the cross. Allow the sufferings of your life to draw you closer to Jesus.
3 Ways Mary Teaches Us to Evangelize
In all things point to Jesus.
(John 2:5) Obedience to Christ is the beginning of conversion. Encourage others to listen and obey to Jesus.
Don’t wait around, take Jesus to others.
(Luke 1:39) Look for every opportunity to introduce your best friend Jesus to others.
Intercede for others.
Praying for others is critical for evangelization. Spend your day praying for the conversion of people in your life.
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