In the context of the new evangelization, of the joy of the gospel, of Pope Francis' call to go out to the peripheries, it is necessary to know what we have so that the work we do bears the fruit that only God can produce .
If the Lord calls us to be fishers of men , we have to know which is our fishing rod, which is our nets, which is our boat.
Well, as much as it may be to some, we will never talk enough about the grace of God . And as much as it may be to many others, we will never get tired of writing about it . This will imply that we will repeat ourselves, that we will cite the same biblical verses, the same quotes from saints, fathers and doctors of the Church, as well as from the papal magisterium. So it must be, for it would be very pretentious of us to believe that we can preach grace better, even in writing, using our own language rather than that of Scripture and those who have preceded us in the faith as teachers.
We can follow, without going any further, the example of Jesus Christ:
From then on Jesus began to preach Telegram Number Data and say: Convert , because the kingdom of God is near.
and I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to penitence.
And that of Saint Peter:
Peter answered them: Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
And that of Saint Paul:
…I announced first to those in Damascus, and Jerusalem, and throughout the land of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
It seems clear that we must preach repentance. But what will he repent of who is not aware of sin or the seriousness of sin?
How many know this?
But now, free from sin and made slaves of God, your fruit is sanctification and finally eternal life. For the wages of sin is death ; but the gift of God is eternal life in our Lord Jesus Christ.