Priest and joy - from experiencing to proclaiming the Gospel

Davor Vuković
2014 Diacovensia  
The author reflects on the topic of priesthood and joy, drawing inspiration from Pope Francis and his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, and also from reflections of other authors, especially German theologian Walter Kasper. Following the initial analysis of the contemporary context in which the priest is and lives, the author points to the impediments to joy in the life of a priest. After that he suggests ways that can lead to the renewal of the experience of joy. It is a way of
more » ... ing and friendship with Jesus Christ, especially through the encounter with the Word of God and the celebration of the Eucharist, as well as a way of building priestly spirituality. Furthermore, the author points to the importance of testifying and proclaiming the Gospel, as well as to the image of a priest as a man of joy, hope and humour.
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