Pope Francis 'Theology Of Encounter'
Christians should develop a ‘theology of encounter’. They can encounter God in the world specifically in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, and in other sacraments, in scripture, in the created universe, and in the community in which they live. My focus here is to encounter God in the sacrament of Matrimony. The word ‘encounter’ is a favorite word of Pope Francis. He used 32 times in his apostolic exhortation, “the Joy of the Gospel’.
Pope uses “the word ‘encounter’ “in order to emphasis on relationship that other terms like human dignity, solidarity and subsidiarity, call to participation and preferential option etc. this encounter people must start with a person instead of with encyclicals and other kinds of bullet-point list of teachings.” Pope Francis himself contributed first five quick thoughts inspired by one of the scriptures finest examples of encounter; the parable of the Good Samaritan.
1.4.1. Encounter requires physical movement across the rational boundaries. …show more content…
This is also an occasion to witness and to believe in the beauty of the creative act of God and an invitation to the spouses to live in that love. The Christian vacation is to love unconditionally by the grace of Christ. Free consent is also a foundation of the sacrament of marriage. The Church herself is also fully involved in the story of the sacrament of marriage. Church is built on the success of the marriage and also it suffers its failures.
“The decision to wed in the Lord also entails a missionary dimension, which means having at heart the willingness to be medium for God’s blessings and for the Lord’s grace to all. Indeed, Christian spouses participate as spouses in the mission of the Church.” Because in order to participate in this mission activity of the Church, the spouses really need the courage to love one another as Christ has love the Church even undo the