We all keep hearing about “the kerygma” from our priests, bishops, and even Pope Francis. For those who don’t know, “kerygma” is a Greek word for “proclamation” and refers to the basic message of the Catholic Faith, the message that is supposed to Evangelize people, make them want to learn more about Catholicism.
I’ve heard several slightly different versions from different Catholics (agreeing, of course on the essence of the kerygma, but wording things quite differently).
Here is how I present it (two versions) when given an opportunity to do so by the H.Spirit.
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But I was wondering how do you present the Faith quickly to someone when called upon to do so? Do you use a version of the Kerygma? Do you recite the Apostle’s Creed? Use a parable from Jesus? Quote John 3:16? Do you preach the Gospel, using words only when necessary? Something else entirely?
We’re all called to be apart of the New Evangelization, so what do you have at the ready when the opportunity presents itself?