Day #208: Ad Gentes 15

In today’s reading from the Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church we look again at “Preaching the Gospel and Gathering together the People of God.”  Today we begin the chapter’s third section: “Forming a Christian Community.”

Not only do we participate in the Church’s missionary activity through our personal witness (section 1) and through preaching (section 2) but — as article 15 elaborates upon — through building up Christian communities.

Here are the Scripture citations:

1 Peter 2:9

cf. 1 Cor. 3:9

cf. Eph. 4:1

And the footnotes:

8. Cf. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 9.

9. Cf. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 10, 11, 34.

10 Cf. Dogmatic constitution, “On Divine Revelation,” 21.

11 Cf. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 12, 35.

12. Cf. Ib., 23, 3ff.

13. Cf. Ib., 11, 35, 41.

14 Cf. decree, “On Oriental Churches” 30.

15 Epistle to Diognetus, 5 (PG 2, 1173); Cf. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 38.

16. Cf. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 32; Decree “On Lay Apostolate.”

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