The Personalist Project

Proclaiming an idea vs. witnessing to a person

This is how the Apostles’ adventure began, as an encounter of people who are open to one another.  For the disciples, it was the beginning of a direct acquaintance with the Teacher, seeing where he was staying and starting to get to know him.  Indeed, they were not to proclaim an idea, but to witness to a person.

Benedict XVI, Spiritual thoughts: in the first year of his papacy