Parallel Texts from Pope Francis and Brother Charles-Evangelization

Pope Francis:

"Once we experience the power of God's love, and recognize his fatherly presence in our personal and community life, we cannot help but proclaim and share what we have seen and heard." "The history of evangelization began with the Lord's own passionate desire to call and enter into friendly dialogue with everyone, just as they are."

Brother Charles:

"Every Christian must look on every human being as a beloved brother or sister. Christians must have towards every human person, the attitudes of Jesus’ own heart."

Pope Francis:

“Experiencing the Lord's friendship, compassion and teaching, left an indelible mark on the Apostles, awakening amazement, expansive joy and a profound sense of gratitude." "I like to think that even those who are most frail, limited and troubled can be missionaries in their own way, for goodness can always be shared, even if it exists alongside many limitations."

Brother Charles:

“Loving God, loving people, that is my whole life: may it always be my whole life, this is my hope.” “To see Jesus in every human being and to act on that vision. Goodness, respect, love, humility, gentleness. Live for him more than for myself.”