Daily Archives: October 22, 2023

  MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2023 (22nd October 2023) Hearts on fire, feet on the move (cf. Lk 24:13-35) Dear brothers and sisters! For this year’s World Mission Sunday, I have chosen a theme inspired by the story of the disciples on the way to Emmaus, in the Gospel of Luke (cf. 24:13-35): “Hearts on fire, feet on the move”. Those two disciples were confused and dismayed, but their encounter with Christ in the word and in the breaking of the bread sparked in them the enthusiastic desire to set out again towards Jerusalem and proclaim that the Lord had truly risen. In the Gospel account, we perceive this change in the disciples through a few revealing images: their hearts burned within them as they heard the Scriptures explained by Jesus, their eyes were opened as they recognized him and, ultimately, their feet set out on the way. By meditating…

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