Friday, October 30, 2020

The faith in Jesus Christ!

The vocation to missionary discipleship is convocation to communion in their church. There is no discipleship without communion. Given the temptation, very common in contemporary culture, of being churchless Christians and the tendency for new individualistic spiritual searches, we declare that faith in Jesus Christ reached us through ecclesial communion and that it “gives us a family, the universal family

of God in the Catholic Church. Faith releases us from the isolation of the ‘Me’, because it leads us to communion.” This means that a constitutive dimension of the Christian event is belonging to a concrete communion in which we can be part of an ongoing experience of discipleship and communion with the successors of the apostles and with the successor of Peter.

(Concluding document for the Fifth General Conference of Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean, No 156, page 39, May 13–31, 2007.)