October 31, 2014
The Holy Father said, “Breathing is made up of two stages: inhaling, the intake of air, and exhaling, the letting out of this air. The spiritual life,” he continued, “is fed, nourished, by prayer and is expressed outwardly through mission: inhaling and exhaling.”
When we inhale, by prayer, he reflected, we receive the fresh air of the Holy Spirit. When exhaling this air, he continued, "we announce Jesus Christ risen by the same Spirit."
While saying "No one can live without breathing," Francis highlighted, "It is the same for the Christian: without praise and mission there is no Christian life.”