So often we think of evangelization as going to some remote, developing country to bring the Gospel to a people who have never heard of Jesus Christ. While this is true and good, not everyone is called to live that vocation.
At the advent of what would become the “New Evangelization” movement in the Church, Pope Paul VI described evangelization as sharing the Truth, but as we’ve come to experience it.
It’s a beautiful and simple way to approach evangelization.
We don’t need to memorize Saint Thomas Aquinas’ arguments or high theological concepts to pummel non-believers into submission. There’s a time and a place for intellectual arguments, but so often, we just need to share the Truth — to share our experience of Jesus Christ with those around us.
But, we still need to be prepared and ready to evangelize. Take some time to reflect: how have we encountered Christ in our lives? What were some high points or turning points in our faith? When have we felt the presence of God?