New Evangelization is ‘return to first love,’ says Vatican archbishop
Catholic World News - July 30, 2012
In the second chapter of the Book of Revelation, the members of the Church in Ephesus are told that “you have abandoned the love you had at first” (2:4).
That verse offers a key to understanding the New Evangelization, according to Archbishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.
The New Evangelization, he writes, “does not consist in proclaiming a new message different from the one that has always existed, nor in merely using new strategies or boisterous methods to attract people. It is in fact a question of returning to the ‘first love’ mentioned to us in the Book of Revelation.”
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