The church doesn't need couch-potato Catholics, it needs believers with "apostolic zeal," willing to preach the uncomfortable words of Christ, Pope Francis said.
"And if we annoy people" with this zeal for Christ, then "blessed be the Lord," he said in his daily morning Mass homily May 16.
Well, I saw this post today and he tells us all about how to be annoying without actually being annoying...weird, slightly annoyed by that explanation, but anyway ... I'm just going to quote from the post - and enough to get you weirdly hooked so you'll have to click over to catholicvote.org to finish the rest of the story or you won't be able to sleep!
“Today we can ask the Holy Spirit to give us all this Apostolic fervor and to give us the grace to be annoying when things are too quiet in the Church, the grace to go out to the outskirts of life. The Church has so much need of this!…So let us ask the Holy Spirit for this grace of Apostolic zeal, let’s be Christians with apostolic zeal. And if we annoy people, blessed be the Lord.”