Friday, 23 January 2015
Not Enough Missionaries
Posted by Supertradmum
St. Francis Xavier wrote that China was ready for conversion but that there were not enough missionaries. Even in his century, priests were lacking to send abroad.
Now, we have governments which are not allowing missionaries to enter their borders, and some are first-world countries.
To believe that there will be millions of Christians coming into the Church is a dream because there are millions of people who have no access to the sacraments.
Yes, we can all baptize and in emergency should, if there is no priest around. However, missionary work is not merely baptizing people, but catechizing them, nurturing them through the sacraments.
People are dying without being able to become Catholics. In your small area of influence, missionize now, evangelize now.