The People Wish to See Jesus

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The People Wish to See Jesus

Reflections for Those Who Teach

These reflections, written with great gratitude for the work of teachers, and translated exclusively for this volume from talks by then Archbishop Bergoglio to the catechists of Buenos Aires, offer deep understanding and challenge for successful catechesis, teaching, and education.  

The Pope Francis Resource Library

We can only give what we find in ourselves. Education requires the development of profound empathy and an living spirituality, as well as clear understanding of its humanizing force, and the dignity of the human person.

The included texts have been chosen for this volume of the Pope Francis Resource Library from the treasure chest of talks by then Archbishop Bergoglio to the catechists of Buenos Aires and consitute a key resource for the entire People of God.

Table of Contents

  • Introductory Note • vii

 Part I: To Teachers and Catechists

  • “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (John 6:63) • 1
  • Catechists, into the Streets! • 3
  • The People Wish to See Jesus • 7
  • Worship Enables Empathy • 15
  • A Pedagogy of Presence • 20
  • Spirituality of the Journey • 25
  • Love, Look, Cherish, Then Teach • 30
  • Teach with Authority • 40
  • Model of the Tireless Pilgrim • 47
  • Begin Again from Christ • 52

 Part II: On Education

  • “My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.” (John 7:16) • 59
  • Educating in the Context of Culture • 61
  • The Educational Process • 76
  • Education and Human Dignity • 84
  • Educating, a Shared Commitment • 109

These reflections, written with great gratitude for the work of teachers, and translated exclusively for this volume from talks by then Archbishop Bergoglio to the catechists of Buenos Aires, offer deep understanding and challenge for successful catechesis, teaching, and education.  

9780824520366
Paperback / 140 pages
HERDER & HERDER, 2014

Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.25