In the Gospels, Jesus is constantly walking -- tracing a path through the ancient towns of Galilee, gathering followers and breaking bread with the outcasts of society.
Pope Francis draws from this spirit in his latest book, “Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church.” The book, published by the U.S.-based Jesuit publishing company, Loyola Press, is a collection of Francis’ writings and sermons over the past two years. Francis sees faith as a journey and emphasizes that Catholics have a duty to be open to the world.
In his foreword for the book, Chicago's Archbishop Blase J. Cupich writes:
The Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles describe the earliest disciples as those who walked with Jesus and referred to their life of faith as “the way.” In these essays Pope Francis urges Christians in our time to take up the journey again and to renew their faith.
Here are our favorite brief quotes from “Walking With Jesus.”