“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matt 25:35-36  

Sharing Pentecost

Those who receive a renewed encounter with God through the Baptism in the Spirit testified to a strong desire to respond to the call of the Gospel to share the good news. The Church is apostolic, which means we are "sent ones", men and women sent to preach the good news of forgiveness from sin and new life in Christ. We are also called to love the Lord by loving others in very tangible ways, especially the poor, the suffering and the marginalized.

Here are some examples of how Catholics and other Christians are sharing the love of Jesus with others:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Outreach Program

South Oakland Shelter

Global Celebration

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Iris Global

The Pope Among the Urban Poor

Love Looks Like Something
“When St. Paul approached the apostles in Jerusalem to discern whether he was “running or had run in vain” (Gal 2: 2), the key criterion of authenticity which they presented was that he should not forget the poor (cf. Gal 2: 10). This important principle, namely that the Pauline communities should not succumb to the self-centered lifestyle of the pagans, remains timely today, when a new self-centered paganism is growing. We may not always be able to reflect adequately the beauty of the Gospel, but there is one sign which we should never lack: the option for those who are least, those whom society discards.”
Pope Francis (2014). The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium): Apostolic Exhortation (p. 46). USCCB/Kindle Edition.

“To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus.” 

       ~Pope Francis

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