“What is the primary aim of all evangelisation and of all catechesis?
Possibly that of teaching people a certain number of eternal truths, or of passing on Christian values to the rising generation?
No, it is to bring people to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ the only Saviour by making them his disciples”.
This was said at an Advent retreat given to the papal household by a Capuchin Professor of Theology Fr Raniero Cantalamessa [the preacher of the Papal Household]. [Quoted by James Alison in his book “Knowing Jesus”.]