“A life without risk isn’t Christian,” warns Pope Francis in a video filmed by a French delegation of the Chemin Neuf [“New Way”] Community, which arrived in the Vatican on November 12, 2020. “The Lord will not leave you alone,” he also affirms.
On receiving Father Francois Michon, in charge of the Community, with its founder, Father Laurent Fabre, accompanied by Father Etienne Veto, the Pontiff expressed words of encouragement on the spot: “Brothers and sisters,” he said in the video posted on Twitter at the end of the day, I know that you call yourselves Chemin Neuf: I know that you are on the way.”
“To be on the way is to advance, it’s not to turn around, it’s not doing tourism, <and> it’s not to enter a labyrinth. But to be on the way means to advance, and there is a risk, there is always a risk. But a life without risk is not Christian,” he added.