Pope Francis is calling the church to move from security to boldness, from being inward-looking to outward facing, from preoccupation with our status quo to learning to be vulnerable, learning to convey God’s compassion to those who are on the edges of society and church. Our challenge is to accompany people from the margins into a journey towards the fullness of life and love; to identify with the joys and hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of those who are poor and in any way afflicted. It is to be the bearer of joy to those who are most deprived of it. We are sent to them by Christ. We are sent from the inside out and not from the outside in.
In this Year of Mission we are called to weave the story of God into the lives of those around us.