Episode 139

Fruitful Evangelization: How Love Leads to Conversion


February 20th, 2024

53 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

**Love builds a bridge over which truth can pass
**How well do you love your neighbor? Love has this amazing power to change hearts and bring people closer to Jesus. Genuine love, expressed through compassionate actions and selfless service, has the ability to break down barriers, dissolve fear, and inspire individuals to open their hearts to the message of the Gospel.

Today, I have the privilege of talking with Dan Burke, the founder and President of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. He shares with me some incredible stories about how people showing him profound love opened him up to encounter Jesus and eventually led to his conversion to Catholicism.

For Dan, loving others isn't just an option—it's integral to living out his faith and following Jesus' teachings. He sees love as more than just a feeling or an idea; it's a fundamental part of being a Christian. Dan believes that when we love others with compassion, forgiveness, and selflessness, we're not only reflecting God's love but also inspiring others to open their hearts to the message of the Gospel.

I can't wait for you to hear Dan's insights on how love can transform lives and lead people closer to Jesus. Join me to learn:

  • How powerful love can be when trying to bring people closer to Christ and the Church.
  • How to emulate Christ's love by embracing authenticity and vulnerability.
  • How to overcome fear and intimidation when sharing the love of Christ with others.
  • How to live a life centered on love, peace, and service to others.

Also, check out his work at https://spiritualdirection.com/.

For more practical advice and experiences from real people sharing their mission with the world, go to https://equip.archomaha.org/podcast/.

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Editor: Taylor Schroll (ForteCatholic.com)