En la pastoral bíblica

Our apostolate in Cameroon is based on working with the poorest of the poor and the marginalised in some of our peripheries. Pope Francis has encouraged all Christians to go to the peripheries and help the poor living there. We are privileged to be evangelisers to the poor. Most of them have lost hope and are in very deplorable and at times sub-humanitarian positions. Despite this, they are always ready to listen to the voice of hope given by our missionaries. For me therefore it is good and noble to be able to evangelise to the listening poor. I am privileged to be part of the evangelisers! ___ Jude Thaddeus Langeh, CMF [Cameroun, Prefect of Apostolate, Secretary of ACLA and Coordinator of Bible Ministry]

 

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Nuestro primer agradecimiento a Dios es por habernos llamado y enviado a anunciar buenas noticias a los pueblos y en especial a los pobres del mundo. Buenas noticias que son acompañadas de gestos de solidaridad y fraternidad con los sencillos, despreciados y marginados de la sociedad. Llamados a estar con ellos y a compartir la vida y la misión, con los que la sociedad no toma en cuenta y no valora.

En ese anuncio hay que saber escuchar la voz de Dios que cuestiona e interpela nuestro modo se ser y hacer en el mundo y en la iglesia. Escucharles es tambien parte de nuestro carisma pues solemos hablar mucho y escuchar poco ya que hemos creído que es mi palabra la que tiene valor, sin embargo en la cercanía de los pobres surgen muchas palabras y gritos que llaman a la conversión y a una entrega mayor y sin descanso.

Evangelizar y escuchar deben ir juntos para que seamos creíbles y misioneros con espíritu, alegres en la propuesta de los valores del reino.

Este envío misionero procuro hacerlo desde los pueblos y comunidades cristianas que acompaño: campesinos, indígenas, afrodescendientes, migrantes, refugiados y los sin tierra, los que tienen sed de Dios y su justicia. ___ José Vidal Pérez Villanueva, CMF [Prefecto Provincial de Apostolado de Centroamérica]

 

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I, Basant Kispotta, Son of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Servant of God, am sent to evangelize listening to the poor.

"God created us in his own image and likeness" (Genesis 1:26). Knowing and believing this truth, I need to see the face of Jesus in every face of human being. And I need to love them as my own body and my own brothers and sisters. When we see the life of St. Mother Theresa of Kolkata, she was able to see the face of Jesus in every sick needy and suffering people and loved them as Jesus himself. In 2Cor. 6:19 St. Paul says that our bodies are the “temple of the Holy Spirit”. Listening this Word of God, if I consider everybody the temple of the Holy Spirit I will love and serve them as Temple of the Holy Spirit. In John 15:5 Jesus says, “I am the true wine and you are my branches. Apart from me, you can bare nothing”. Hearing this Word of God, I need to be one with Lord and my mission and with my activities also one with people. To be effective evangelizer and to evangelize effectively I need to be a man and a servant of God always listening to God by daily personal prayer and meditation. I also need to be humble, meek and simple like Mother Mary and St. Anthony Mary Claret. ___ Basant Kispotta, CMF [Claret Vidyaniketan, Ranchi – India]

"¡Somos misioneros! La Misión pertenece a nuestra identidad más profunda". | "We are missionaries! The Mission belongs to the core of our most fundamental identity".

MS 1 (Cf. CC 2; Dir 26.)