Pope Francis: No to backseat Christians

Our encounter with Christ saves and Apostolic zeal is a sign of our desire to love others according to Christ’s teaching. This was particularly true for Saint Paul, who is still an example for us today. This was Pope Francis’ message at Mass Thursday morning. The Pope noted that there are backseat Christians in the Church, who are well mannered and mean well, but who are unable to draw people to Christ because they do not proclaim Him and lack Apostolic zeal. He said today we can ask the Holy Spirit to gift us the grace to stir things up a little in the Church when they become too quiet, the grace to go out to the outskirts of life. Pope Francis said the Church is in great need of this! Not only in …

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