Monday, December 3, 2012

St Francis Xavier: "If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast"

for an obligation has been imposed on me
-- 1 Cor 9: 16-19, 22-23

1427 Jesus calls to conversion. This call is an essential part of the proclamation of the kingdom: "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel." In the Church's preaching this call is addressed first to those who do not yet know Christ and his Gospel. Also, Baptism is the principal place for the first and fundamental conversion. It is by faith in the Gospel and by Baptism that one renounces evil and gains salvation, that is, the forgiveness of all sins and the gift of new life.
-- CCC 1427 

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