Thursday, August 1, 2013

Why Pope Francis Is Connecting With Young Adults


Pope Francis is connecting with young people, because he respects them enough to treat them as adults who can take responsibility for their lives and take on the challenge of being a disciple of Jesus - he is challenging them!
"They say that it is not worth making a life-long commitment, making a definitive decision, “for ever”, because we do not know what tomorrow will bring. I ask you, instead, to be revolutionaries, I ask you to swim against the tide; yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes you are incapable of responsibility, that believes you are incapable of true love. I have confidence in you and I pray for you. Have the courage “to swim against the tide”. And also have the courage to be happy."
-Pope Francis

2 comments:

Maria said...

Absolutely true! Thanks for posting. I have deep affection for our Holy Father.

Erin Pascal said...

This is a very good message from our Pope to our youth. Very inspiring! Although there are a lot of good catholics in this generation, I won't be surprised if there will be more in the near future or in the next generations to come. Thank you for sharing!