Friday, August 7, 2009
Spirituality of the Preacher
Who is a Preacher?
A Preacher is an ambassador of Jesus. "So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. (2 Cor. 5:20).
What is Preaching?
Preaching is an oral proclamation of the word of God made by the Church through her (the Church) ministers to the community of the faithful in such a way as to induce a response to the demands that the word makes.
Preaching is not only about salvation; it is itself the mystery (the unraveling) of salvation at work.
What does Preaching seek to do?
Preaching seek to persuade hearers to embrace the truth to be committed to the Gospel. (the Good News). It brings us to a more fruitful participation in the sacred mysteries that are being celebrated.
How is Preaching done?
Preaching is done with the authority of the Church, who is the body of Christ.
Preaching is not hypocritical. It is real and about reality who is Christ.
Preaching must be validated by our life style in order to produce fruits.
Preaching must be sensitive to the pain of people.
Preaching is counter culture because of its genesis in the Gospel values.