Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of October, calling on everyone to pray that all Christians might be missionary disciples and open to the demands of the Church’s evangelizing mission.
“Jesus asks us all, and you as well, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?”
Pope Francis opened The Pope Video—containing his prayer intention for the month of October—with that invitation to all Christians.
The Pope said we are all invited to be open to Jesus’ call and to live united to Him in the mundane events of our daily lives.
“Work, meeting other people, our daily duties, and the chance events of each day”: These are the opportunities we have to allow ourselves to be “guided by the Holy Spirit,” said the Pope.
He said other people easily take notice when our every action is motivated by Christ.
“And your testimony of life will inspire admiration, and admiration inspires others to ask themselves, ‘How is it possible for this person to be this way?’ ‘What is the source of the love with which this person treats everyone —the kindness and good humor?’”