At the Supreme Convention back in August, Archbishop Lori, the Supreme Chaplain of the K of C addressed the participants of that gathering on the example of Venerable Father Michael McGivney and the example he gives us of what it means to be a “Missionary Disciple.” Pope Francis has called on Christians to be not just followers of Jesus (disciples) but missionary disciples – those who not only have met Jesus but desire to go out and share Him with the world. Archbishop Lori said this about Fr. McGivney:
“Attractive as he was to the people of his parish and the wider community, Fr. McGivney set about empowering men of his parish to become what we call today ‘missionary disciples.’ He wanted the member of the Knights of Columbus to be strong in their faith – followers of Jesus convinced of the power of God’s love – and to reflect that life-changing love in their own families, in their parishes and especially with those who were in need.”
Archbishop Lori went on to explain that this faithfulness not only leads us to a deeper faith personally but also inspires other men, young and old alike, in our parishes to a deeper faith, hope and charity as well as drawing them towards making the commitment as Knights themselves; joining the order themselves.
One way we may start to integrate a more spiritual understanding of our works as Knights and determine whether or not we are being fruitful missionary disciples is to reflect upon what it is we do or propose to do. Asking questions like the following:
Asking these questions and others like them provide a sort of examination that spurs conversations with God and consequently prayer, the source of our strength and connection with Christ without whom we can do nothing.
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