“If one has truly experienced the love of God that saves him, he does not need much time of preparation to go out to announce it, he cannot wait to be given many courses or long instructions. Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus; We no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries”, but that we are always “missionary disciples”” (Pope Francis, Evangelii gaudium, 120).
From the 22nd to the 24th of February of this year a Motus Christi was held in Loja-Ecuador with the participation of 21 young university students from different careers in Loja and Cuenca.
From the first moment the young people felt a desire to live a personal encounter with Christ in a spirit of silence, recollection, prayer and joy. These days have allowed each one to feel touched by the unconditional love of Christ, that we are all called to a fulfilled life of holiness, and that this commits us to offer our time, our creativity, our talents, to help other young people to live this encounter.
All have manifested their desire to continue this journey of conversion from the living of the Gospel, in order to be able to respond to the call that Christ has made to them. They have been days of grace and spiritual renewal for the young people as well as for the idente missionaries who attended.