Two thousand years ago Jesus said, “Follow me.” What if the twenty-first-century church actually heeded that call? What would the world look like if the church were truly on the move? Simply put, very different. But these ponderings beg one more critical question: What exactly should the church be moving toward?
In Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church, Pope Francis’ own words lead us to the answer. Francis urges us to make Jesus central in our individual lives and in the collective life of the church—to walk toward him, and ultimately to walk with him at all times and in all places.
Walking with Jesus offers the church a much-needed way forward, past its inner and outer walls, as it fearlessly follows Christ toward the future.