ing to our lives, how can we fail to share that love
9. Goodness always tends to spread. Every au-
thentic experience of truth and goodness seeks
by its very nature to grow within us, and any per-
son who has experienced a profound liberation
becomes more sensitive to the needs of others.
As it expands, goodness takes root and develops.
If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we
have to reach out to others and seek their good.
In this regard, several sayings of Saint Paul will
not surprise us: “The love of Christ urges us on”
5:14); “Woe to me if I do not proclaim the
10. The Gospel offers us the chance to live
life on a higher plane, but with no less intensity:
“Life grows by being given away, and it weak-
ens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who
enjoy life most are those who leave security on
the shore and become excited by the mission
of communicating life to others”.
Church summons Christians to take up the task
of evangelization, she is simply pointing to the
source of authentic personal fulfilment. For
“here we discover a profound law of reality: that
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