The Life-Changing Power of the Gospel

"Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction." 
Pope Benedict XVI, God Is Love

This talk was given at the conclusion of an all-day Catechist Training at St. Charles Catholic Church in Arlington, VA. It elaborates on the difference between evangelization and catechesis as distinct “moments” in the ministerial activity of the Church, and why it is so important to build our catechesis on the solid foundation of the kerygma.