197. The world of sport needs to be helped to overcome some of its problematic aspects, such as the idolization of champions, subservience to commercial interests and the ideology of success at any cost”. Ihre ethische und pädagogische Bedeutung, Würzburg, 3rd ed., 1955, 20. At the same time, since I do not want to neglect that reality, I will briefly summarize some contributions received before the Synod and others that I heard in the course of our meetings. “Everything in Jesus’s life was a sign of his mystery”;[5] indeed, “Christ’s whole life is a mystery of redemption”.[6]. [139] It follows that every form of pastoral activity, formation and spirituality should be seen in the light of our Christian vocation. Indeed, the Greek word that Luke uses to describe the group – synodía – clearly evokes a larger “community on a journey” of which the Holy Family is a part. It would be helpful if this shared energy could be channelled and organized in a more stable way and with clear goals, so as to be even more effective. Saint John Paul II explained that he did not only grow physically, but that “there was also a spiritual growth in Jesus”, because “the fullness of grace in Jesus was in proportion to his age: there was always a fullness, but a fullness which increased as he grew in age”.[7]. . 4. Let us recall at least some of them who, each in his or her own way, and at different periods of history, lived lives of holiness. Young people are no longer children. 83. [90] It is not easy, it always means having to give something up and to negotiate, but if we do it for the sake of helping others, we can have the magnificent experience of setting our differences aside and working together for something greater. Or is my weeping only the self-centred whining of those who cry because they want something else?”[31] Try to learn to weep for all those young people less fortunate than yourselves. New forms of violence are spreading through social media, for example cyberbullying. [100] For this reason, in addressing young indigenous people gathered in Panama, I encouraged them to “care for your roots, because from the roots comes the strength that is going to make you grow, flourish and bear fruit”. Here we may find timely the witness of Maria Gabriella Perin, who lost her father shortly after her birth: she reflects on how this influenced her life, in a relationship that did not last but that left her a mother and now a grandmother. At every moment, you are infinitely loved. 137. “Youth, as a phase in the development of the personality, is marked by dreams which gather momentum, by relationships which acquire more and more consistency and balance, by trials and experiments, and by choices which gradually build a life project. In this way, you can be reborn ever anew. [18], 45. 242. He changes the way we see life. Growing older means preserving and cherishing the most precious things about our youth, but it also involves having to purify those things that are not good and receiving new gifts from God so we can develop the things that really matter. Surveys of young people repeatedly confirm that these are the two major issues worrying them and, at the same time, exciting them. Along with all the other exciting things about youth, there is also the beauty of seeking “righteousness, faith, love and peace” (2 Tim 2:22). Precisely because they are such privileged places of personal development, the Christian community has always been concerned to train teachers and administrators, and to found its own schools of various kinds and levels. That is how God the Father see things; he knows how to cherish and nurture the seeds of goodness sown in the hearts of the young. They themselves choose to resume their journey at once in the opposite direction, to return to the community and to share the experience of their encounter with the risen Lord”. Don’t let yourselves be led astray by those who propose a life of rampant individualism that in the end leads to isolation and the worst sort of loneliness. Asking such questions helps me appreciate their thinking and the effects it has on their emotions. 163. The Gospel tells us nothing of Jesus’ childhood, but it does recount several events of his adolescence and youth. The Bible also tells us: “Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old” (Prov 23:22). As the Korean bishops put it: “we hope that we can be grains of wheat and instruments for the salvation of humanity, following upon the example of the martyrs. Your own personal vocation does not consist only in the work you do, though that is an expression of it. The Church is young when she shows herself capable of constantly returning to her source. Lk 15:11-32) relates that a “younger” son wanted to leave his father’s home for a distant land (cf. [36] Cf. 124. To be credible to young people, there are times when she needs to regain her humility and simply listen, recognizing that what others have to say can provide some light to help her better understand the Gospel. Yet the times are changing, leading us to ask: What are today’s young people really like? Let us draw upon some of the richness of the sacred Scriptures, since they often speak of young people and of how the Lord draws near to encounter them. [64] Address at the Opening of the XXXIV World Youth Day in Panama (24 January 2019): L’Osservatore Romano, 26 January 2019, 12. Título del capítulo V de la. 264. How could God take pleasure in someone incapable of enjoying his small everyday blessings, someone blind to the simple pleasures we find all around us? Christus Vivit; Accueil. 34. 218. 40. We should never underestimate the ability of young people to be open to contemplative prayer. In the end, it is a recognition of why I was made, why I am here on earth, and what the Lord’s plan is for my life. Later, following a storm, I would find them fallen and lifeless. The word of God encourages us to remain close to the elderly, so that we can benefit from their experience: “Stand in the assembly of the elders. She also joined the disciples in awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (cf. In this sense, helping the poor financially must always be a provisional solution in the face of pressing needs”. How, then, will she be able to respond to the dreams of young people? The language of music also represents a pastoral resource with a particular bearing on the liturgy and its renewal”. Hola! Inseparable from a “popular” youth ministry is an irrepressible “popular” missionary activity that breaks through our customary models and ways of thinking. We will take up some of them in the following chapters. More than the amount of time we spend, it is about making others feel that my time is their time, that they have all the time they need to say everything they want. [63] Homily at Mass, XXXI World Youth Day in Krakow (31 July 2016): AAS 108 (2016), 963. Social engagement and direct contact with the poor remain fundamental ways of finding or deepening one’s faith and the discernment of one’s vocation… It was also noted that the young are prepared to enter political life so as to build the common good”.[91]. “Today, there are those who say that marriage is out of fashion… In a culture of relativism and the ephemeral, many preach the importance of ‘enjoying’ the present moment. The Holy Spirit wants to make us come out of ourselves, to embrace others with love and to seek their good. We can dare, as we should, to tell each young person to ask whether this is the path that they are meant to follow. Anxiety can work against us by making us give up whenever we do not see instant results. Your work stops being just about making money, keeping busy or pleasing others. 110. This is an important issue, and I want to spend a brief chapter discussing it. I want to state clearly that young people themselves are agents of youth ministry. Finally, there is a third truth, inseparable from the second: Christ is alive! In the Synod, many concrete proposals emerged for renewing youth ministry and freeing it from approaches that are no longer effective because they are incapable of entering into dialogue with contemporary youth culture. What good are possessions or appearances? Indeed, “youth” does not exist: there exist only young people, each with the reality of his or her own life. 194. The Bible never ceases to insist that profound respect be shown to the elderly, since they have a wealth of experience; they have known success and failure, life’s joys and afflictions, its dreams and disappointments. At the Synod, we heard that “the young are focused on the future and they face life with energy and dynamism. And the greatest enmity of all is war. God is the giver of youth and he is at work in the life of each young person. The glory of youth is in the heart, more than in physical strength or the impression given to others. A concrete dream who is a person, running through our veins, thrilling our hearts and making them dance”. [41], 89. [52] Letter to the People of God (20 August 2018), 2: L’Osservatore Romano, 21-21 August 2018, 7. Don’t observe life from a balcony. Social enmity, on the other hand, is destructive. I call us to be memory keepers. He wanted to be close to the most abandoned and infirm of his fellow young people. 4:21.33; 5:13). 141. Today, a culture of the ephemeral dominates, but it is an illusion. Friends may be quite different from one another, but they always have things in common that draw them closer in mutual openness and trust.[80]. We need to love this time with all its opportunities and risks, its joys and sorrows, its riches and its limits, its successes and failures”.[110]. This was no merely passive or resigned acceptance, or a faint ‘yes’, as if to say, ‘Well, let’s give it a try and see what happens’. I don’t know. Mk 10:22). 113. 216. 86. “The digital environment is characteristic of the contemporary world. A living Church can look back on history and acknowledge a fair share of male authoritarianism, domination, various forms of enslavement, abuse and sexist violence. [53] Clericalism is a constant temptation on the part of priests who see “the ministry they have received as a power to be exercised, rather than a free and generous service to be offered. For example, it is true that the digital world can expose you to the risk of self-absorption, isolation and empty pleasure. 6. The Synod also recognized the need to train consecrated persons and laypeople, male and female, to accompany young people. Because he loves you. He had given up his youth. This gives greater value to everything you do. [152] Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (19 March 2018), 167. Children appreciate the love and care of their parents, they give importance to family bonds, and they hope to succeed in forming a family when it is their time. Saint John said: “I write to you, young people, because you are strong and the word of God abides in you” (1 Jn 2:14). I remind you of the good news we received as a gift on the morning of the resurrection: that in all the dark or painful situations that we mentioned, there is a way out. Resumen de Christus Vivit, Cristo vive: corran más rápido que los lentos y temerosos. It is as if he tried to find different ways of showing that love, so that, with one of them at least, he could touch your heart. [68] Address at the Meeting with Young People during the Synod (6 October 2018): L’Osservatore Romano, 8-9 October 2018, 7. In this way, you will not deprive the world of the contribution that you alone can make, in all your uniqueness and originality. They are its present; even now, they are helping to enrich it. “It is to learn to feel connected to others by more than merely utilitarian and practical bonds, to be united in such a way as to feel that our life is a bit more human. The third kind of sensitivity is the ability to perceive what is driving the other person. [164] Prayer Vigil with Young Italians at the Circus Maximus in Rome (11 August 2018): L’Osservatore Romano, 13-14 August 2018, 6. Some young men and women were able to move forward because they heard that divine promise. It is meant to remind you of certain convictions born of our faith, and at the same time to encourage you to grow in holiness and in commitment to your personal vocation. The reputation of individuals is put in jeopardy through summary trials conducted online. In the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, I spoke in rather general terms about discernment. Account should be taken of a number of guiding principles set forth in Veritatis Gaudium for the renewal and revival of missionary outreach on the part of schools and universities. He is in you, he is with you and he never abandons you. The Church needs to make a commitment to accompanying these young people, so that in the process they do not lose sight of the most precious features of their identity”. It is a constant stimulus to grow in responsibility and creativity, a protection against the tendency towards individualism and personal gratification. It should not be forgotten that “there are huge economic interests operating in the digital world, capable of exercising forms of control as subtle as they are invasive, creating mechanisms for the manipulation of consciences and of the democratic process. Many young people are taken in by ideologies, used and exploited as cannon fodder or a strike force to destroy, terrify or ridicule others. Lk 3:23). I ask you also to be protagonists of this transformation. 188. Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá was a young Argentinian, the son of the chief of a remote tribe of indigenous peoples. [67] Address at the Vigil with Young People, XXXIV World Youth Day in Panama (26 January 2019): L’Osservatore Romano, 28-29 January 2019, 6. How can we look down upon God’s many gifts? 5. The internet is also a channel for spreading pornography and the exploitation of persons for sexual purposes or through gambling”. [109] When older people look at life closely, often they instinctively know what lies behind the tangled threads, and they recognize what God can create even out of our mistakes. Though our faith is as small as a mustard seed, God will give it growth and use it as an instrument for his work of salvation”. Deste modo, o Santo Padre recorda todo o fato de que Cristo traz esperança aos jovens do mundo. Thérèse lived the little way of complete trust in the Lord’s love and determined to fan with her prayers the fire of love burning in the heart of the Church. He accepts their invitation to stay with them as evening falls; he enters into their night. Zanimiv graf (by @boriquagato in @birb_k ). Who is wise? For this reason, he grants spouses his grace, which is at once light and the strength enabling them to achieve progressively their ideal of married life in accordance with God’s plan”.[147]. These closed circuits facilitate the spread of fake news and false information, fomenting prejudice and hate. [101] Video Messsage for the World Meeting of Indigenous Youth in Panama (17-21 January 2019): L’Osservatore Romano, 19 January 2019, 8. The desire to dominate, lack of dialogue and transparency, forms of double life, spiritual emptiness, as well as psychological weaknesses, are the terrain on which corruption thrives”. En el capítulo de Christus Vivit, denominado Jesucristo siempre joven, podemos encontrar apartados relevantes. He does not get upset if you share your questions with him. Joseph, for example, was one of the youngest of his family (cf. Then I will become what I was meant to be, faithful to my own reality. Jesus, brimming with life, wants to help you make your youth worthwhile. Blessed Isidore Bakanja was a layman from the Congo who bore witness to his faith. Prayer enables us to share with him every aspect of our lives and to rest confidently in his embrace. May these and so many other young people who perhaps in silence and hiddenness lived the Gospel to the full, intercede for the Church, so that she may be full of joyous, courageous and committed young people who can offer the world new testimonies of holiness. vv. 21. 136. While still very young, she accepted the message of the angel, yet she was not afraid to ask questions (cf. Contemplate his blood poured out with such great love, and let yourself be cleansed by it. Sing, but keep going… If you make progress, you will continue your journey, but be sure that your progress is in virtue, true faith and right living. Some young people “find family traditions oppressive and they flee from them under the impulse of a globalized culture that at times leaves them without points of reference. The ideal of beauty is youth, but we need to realize that this has very little to do with young people. At the same time, it is an opportunity to give glory to God by developing one’s abilities. Il vit, le Christ, notre espérance et il est la plus belle jeunesse de ce monde. [156], 283. It tries to grasp exactly where grace or temptation is present, for sometimes the things that flit across our minds are mere temptations that can distract us from our true path. In the end, Sebastian was flogged to death. But they will be better integrated into communities that are open, living their faith, eager to radiate Christ, joyful, free, fraternal and committed. [125] RAFAEL TELLO, La nueva evangelización, II (Appendices I and II), Buenos Aires, 2013, 111. Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (19 March 2018), 169. “We can tell fearful young people that anxiety about the future can be overcome”. Young people today are the first to have to effect this synthesis between what is personal, what is distinctive to their respective cultures, and what is global. On the other hand, Jesus is risen, and he wants to make us sharers in the new life of the resurrection. Don’t confuse happiness with an armchair, or live your life behind a screen. 173. I can tell you that it certainly is. Dear young people, “you are priceless! Mt 13:23.31-32). You will be fully yourself. Being an apostle does not mean carrying a torch in hand, possessing the light, but being that light… The Gospel, more than a lesson, is an example. 151. You must repeat this always: I am not up for sale; I do not have a price. Saint Alberto Hurtado told young people to think very seriously about the direction their lives should take: “If the helmsman of a ship becomes careless, he is fired straightaway for not taking his sacred responsibility seriously. It is a message containing three great truths that all of us need constantly to keep hearing. These questions immediately give rise to others: How can I serve people better and prove most helpful to our world and to the Church? Alive, he can be present in your life at every moment, to fill it with light and to take away all sorrow and solitude. We can, in fact, spend our youth being distracted, skimming the surface of life, half-asleep, incapable of cultivating meaningful relationships or experiencing the deeper things in life. [24] Yet once the Church sets aside narrow preconceptions and listens carefully to the young, this empathy enriches her, for “it allows young people to make their own contribution to the community, helping it to appreciate new sensitivities and to consider new questions”.[25]. Often they feel “the hurt of past failures, frustrated desires, experiences of discrimination and injustice, of feeling unloved and unaccepted”. There can be no turning back. The Lord cannot fail in his promise to provide the Church with shepherds, for without them she would not be able to live and carry out her mission. Besides making them poor, the lack of work impacts negatively on young people’s capacity to dream and to hope, and it deprives them of the possibility of contributing to the development of society. [94] He invites us to be fearless missionaries wherever we are and in whatever company we find ourselves: in our neighbourhoods, in school or sports or social life, in volunteer service or in the workplace. 9. The Lord calls us to share in his work of creation and to contribute to the common good by using the gifts we have received. “In God’s plan, every man and woman is meant to seek self-fulfilment, for every human life is called to some task by God”. In her, it is always possible to encounter Christ “the companion and friend of youth”.[10]. ROMANO GUARDINI, Die Lebensalter. I have sometimes seen young and beautiful trees, their branches reaching to the sky, pushing ever higher, and they seemed a song of hope. I cannot include all those contributions here, but you can read them in the Final Document. Christus Vivit nos invita a crecer en santidad y en el compromiso para nuestra vocación (ChV 3). 12,1)», ACG 396 (2006), 23-26., sal, luz ¿Podría decirse que se . [82], 157. Lk 24:13-35). That life is not salvation up ‘in the cloud’ and waiting to be downloaded, a new ‘app’ to be discovered, or a technique of mental self-improvement. 35. They do not want to see a Church that is silent and afraid to speak, but neither one that is always battling obsessively over two or three issues. Their efforts are like a great forest that quietly grows. Yet in a world that constantly exalts sexuality, maintaining a healthy relationship with one’s body and a serene affective life is not easy. What are my strengths and weaknesses? Dear young friends, do not let them exploit your youth to promote a shallow life that confuses beauty with appearances. [11], 38. [87] Spiritual Canticle, Red. The proliferation and growth of groups and movements predominantly associated with the young can be considered the work of the Holy Spirit who constantly shows us new paths. La pastoral de los jóvenes. Sometimes adults fail, or do not even try, to hand on the basic values of life, or they try to imitate young people, thus inverting the relationship between generations. If young people sink roots in those dreams, they can peer into the future; they can have visions that broaden their horizons and show them new paths. Latest: Thứ Tư trước lễ Hiển Linh ; TGP Sài Gòn: Thánh lễ truyền chức Giám mục Giuse Bùi Công Trác ngày 3-1-2023 ; Putting all else aside, I now wish to speak to young people about what is essential, the one thing we should never keep quiet about. La Exhortación Apostólica Cristo Vive está compuesta de nueve ca-pítulos. Yet this image reflects, in a chilling way, what many young people experience when they graduate from certain educational institutions: an insurmountable disconnect between what they were taught and the world in which they live. The dream for which Jesus gave his life on the cross, for which the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost and brought fire to the heart of every man and woman, to your heart and mine. O Batismo, a sua preparação e o compromisso de dar continuidade às recomendações batismais, já nos põem em contacto também com quantos não vivem comprometidamente a sua fé cristã. Instead, a living Church can react by being attentive to the legitimate claims of those women who seek greater justice and equality. You are not up for sale! The second great truth is that Christ, out of love, sacrificed himself completely in order to save you. Jesus, himself eternally young, wants to give us hearts that are ever young. Making the most of our youthful years entails seeing this season of life as worthwhile in itself, and not simply as a brief prelude to adulthood. Solomon, when he had to succeed his father, felt lost and told God: “I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act” (1 Kg 3:7). Serie de comentarios de la Carta o Exhortación Apostólica "Christus Vivit". Traduzioni in contesto per "Viviti" in italiano-portoghese da Reverso Context: Viviti la natura con fantasia e creatività. He never leaves us, even though at times it appears that he keeps silent. Even if she possesses the truth of the Gospel, this does not mean that she has completely understood it; rather, she is called to keep growing in her grasp of that inexhaustible treasure.[16]. U n a e x h o r t a c i ó n a p o s t ó l i c a . Friendship is no fleeting or temporary relationship, but one that is stable, firm and faithful, and matures with the passage of time. Do I know what brings joy or sorrow to my heart? Thanks to the trust of his parents, Jesus can move freely and learn to journey with others. That is why an institution as ancient as the Church can experience renewal and a return to youth at different points in her age-old history. [31] Address to Young People in Manila (18 January 2015): L’Osservatore Romano, 19-20 January 2015, 7. We can navigate simultaneously on two or more screens and interact at the same time with two or three virtual scenarios. He asks you to look to the true stars, all those varied signs he gives us to guide our way, and to imitate the farmer who watches the stars before going out to plough his field. The age group considered by the Synod (16-29 years) does not represent a homogeneous category, but is composed of distinct groups, each with its own life experience”. I think of Saint John of the Cross, who wrote in his Spiritual Canticle that everyone should benefit from his spiritual advice “in his or her own way”,[87] for the one God wishes to manifest his grace “to some in one way and to others in another”.[88]. Lk 2:19.51). This is even more serious if they think of the lay vocation simply as a form of service inside the Church: serving as lectors, acolytes, catechists, and so forth. Every other solution will prove inadequate and temporary. Take risks, even if it means making mistakes. Roots are not anchors chaining us to past times and preventing us from facing the present and creating something new. [63] He does not keep track of your failings and he always helps you learn something even from your mistakes. Seek the closeness of our heavenly Father in the loving face of his courageous witnesses on earth! The love of God and our relationship with the living Christ do not hold us back from dreaming; they do not require us to narrow our horizons. But the right side of the tapestry displays a magnificent story, and this is the side that God sees”. He had the courage to confront the religious and political authorities of his time; he knew what it was to feel misunderstood and rejected; he experienced the fear of suffering and he knew the frailty of the Passion. He became a Salesian seminarian, filled with the desire to return to his tribe, bringing Jesus Christ to them. This is something which young people can dare to pursue with passion. [143] Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (19 March 2016), 150: AAS 108 (2016), 369. 250. ¿Qué es o significa Christus Vivit? 50. “Through the holiness of the young, the Church can renew her spiritual ardour and her apostolic vigour. This role is not and cannot be limited to priests and consecrated life, but the laity should also be empowered to take on such a role. They learn how to look beyond their family and their group of friends, and they gain a broader vision of life. Even if not our grandparents, surely some of our great-grandparents had that happy dream as they contemplated their children and then grandchildren in the cradle. Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you” (Is 49:15). It is also a crucial societal issue because employment for a young person is not merely a means of making money. For example, since they are already so familiar with social networks, they should be encouraged to fill them with God, fraternity and commitment. He got involved. They may feel that they are experiencing fraternity and love, but their small group may in fact become nothing other than an extension of their own ego. Under the gaze of our Mother, there is room only for the silence of hope. While “youths shall faint and be weary” (Is 40:30), those who wait for the Lord “shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Is 40:31). SUPPORT CHRISTUS VIVIT CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP 2023. When we pray, “we open everything we do” to him, and we give him room “so that he can act, enter and claim victory”. Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra, y Él es la más hermosa juventud de este mundo. 224. That is what Mary did, in her own youth, as she confronted her own questions and difficulties. 209. Yet we simply cannot do without the silence of prolonged prayer, which enables us better to perceive God’s language, to interpret the real meaning of the inspirations we believe we have received, to calm our anxieties and to see the whole of our existence afresh in his own light”. His relationships were those of a young person who shared fully in the life of his family and his people. You are the ones who hold the key to the future! Apostolic Constitution Veritatis Gaudium (8 December 2017), 4: AAS 110 (2018), 7-8. 290. In the book Sharing the Wisdom of Time,[104]I expressed some thoughts in the form of questions. 235. For our life on earth reaches full stature when it becomes an offering. Perhaps your experience of fatherhood has not been the best. [120], 227. “Equally significant is the emphasis that young people place on sports; the Church should not underestimate the potential of sports for education and formation, but instead maintain a strong presence there. 190. The Gospel also speaks about a group of wise young women, who were ready and waiting, while others were distracted and slumbering (cf. AOS JOVENS E A TODO O POVO DE DEUS. Seventy times seven times, as many times as necessary. The capacity to intervene in DNA, the possibility of inserting artificial elements into organisms (cyborgs) and the development of the neurosciences represent a great resource, but at the same time they raise serious anthropological and ethical questions”. If it is necessary to give this more thought, I would beg each one of you to give it the highest consideration, because to get it right is tantamount to success; to err is quite simply to fail”.[141]. . 18. This is not to say that they should become isolated and lose all contact with parish communities, movements and other ecclesial institutions. 154. [57] SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, 1. We do not simply identify sins, but also recognize God’s work in our daily lives, in the events of our personal history and the world around us, and in the witness of all those men and women who have gone before us or accompany us with their wisdom. [32] What harm this does to young people, even though some do not notice it! She is the great guardian of hope… From her, we learn how to say ‘yes’ to the stubborn endurance and creativity of those who, undaunted, are ever ready to start over again”.[19]. SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum, 8. For most young people, that house, their life, will be built on marriage and married love. Exhortación apostólica postinodal Christus vivit del Santo Padre Francisco dedicada a los jóvenes, fruto de la XV Asamblea General Ordinaria del Sínodo de los obispos sobre Los jóvenes, . [96] Cf. Often job insecurity among the young is linked to economic interests that exploit labour”.[151]. But this is not the same as embarking irresponsibly on a life of dissipation that can only leave us empty and perpetually dissatisfied. As in the miracle of Jesus, the bread and the fish provided by young people can multiply (cf. Because he lives, there can be no doubt that goodness will have the upper hand in your life and that all our struggles will prove worthwhile. This violence destroys many young lives. Lectures de la messe. Jesus is walking in our midst, as he did in Galilee. 210. Young people need to have their freedom respected, yet they also need to be accompanied. [157], 284. [100] Cf. [154], 281. 182. “The qualities of such a mentor include: being a faithful Christian who engages with the Church and the world; someone who constantly seeks holiness; someone who is a confidant without judging. Un estilo de ser Iglesia y de hacer pastoral, Página inicial: 65, Página final: 81 Yet the demands they make are not an obligation imposed from without, but an incentive to let that gift grow and develop, and then become a gift for others. 278. Or he makes us realize that his love is not cheerless, but pure joy, welling up whenever we allow ourselves to be loved by him: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory. It is the age of choices and herein lies its fascination and its greatest responsibility. 71. Christus Vivit; Accueil. Christus vivit (Christ is alive) is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, written in response to the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on young people, faith and vocational discernment, held from 3 to 28 October 2018.. Sometimes mentors are put on a pedestal, and when they fall, it may have a devastating impact on young people’s ability to continue to engage with the Church. 47. The other person must sense that I am listening unconditionally, without being offended or shocked, tired or bored. What does it mean to live the years of our youth in the transforming light of the Gospel? He simply asks that we not abandon him: “Abide in me” (Jn 15:4). Young people can find new fields for mission in the most varied settings. 159. All too often we are conditioned by trivial and fleeting models of life that drive us to pursue success at a low price, discrediting sacrifice and inculcating the idea that education is not necessary unless it immediately provides concrete results. He joyfully renounced everything he had and is now the saint of universal fraternity, the brother of all. Yet today the stress and quick pace of a world constantly bombarding us with stimuli can leave no room for that interior silence in which we can perceive Jesus’ gaze and hear his call. Lk 2:52). [94] Homily at Mass, XXVIII World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro (28 July 2013): AAS 105 (2013), 665. Mt 13:24-30). If you are young in years, but feel weak, weary or disillusioned, ask Jesus to renew you. He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. Instead, it is something I cannot uproot from my being without destroying my very self. Along with the stratagems of a false cult of youth and appearance, we are also witnessing attempts to promote a spirituality without God, an affectivity without community or concern for those who suffer, a fear of the poor, viewed as dangerous, and a variety of claims to offer a future paradise that nonetheless seems increasingly distant. Lk 2:41-51). May all young people who are suffering feel the closeness of a Christian community that can reflect those words by its actions, its embrace and its concrete help. He began his public mission in the prime of life, and thus “a light dawned” (Mt 4:16) that would shine most brightly when he gave his life to the very end. This is undoubtedly a vocation which God himself makes known to them through their feelings, desires and dreams. Jesus immediately appeared filled with the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the desert. DU SAINT-PÈRE FRANÇOIS. In this outreach, we need to use above all the language of closeness, the language of generous, relational and existential love that touches the heart, impacts life, and awakens hope and desires. The Gospel is for everyone, not just for some. 9, 13. Young men and women speak of work as fulfilling a function and providing meaning. We need to keep reminding ourselves of this, because we can risk seeing Jesus Christ simply as a fine model from the distant past, as a memory, as someone who saved us two thousand years ago. In this way, my words will echo the myriad voices of believers the world over who made their opinions known to the Synod. I have let myself be inspired by the wealth of reflections and conversations that emerged from last year’s Synod. Things would get complicated, of course, but not in the same way as happens when cowardice paralyzes us because things are not clear or sure in advance. Wherever the Father and the Son are, there too is the Holy Spirit. 219. “Friendship and discussion, often within more or less structured groups, offer the opportunity to strengthen social and relational skills in a context in which one is neither analysed nor judged. 115. Young people intensely feel the call to love; they dream of meeting the right person with whom they can form a family and build a life together. As a Church, may we never fail to weep before these tragedies of our young. En lugar de disponernos a escucharlos a fondo, «a veces predomina USTEDES SON EL AHORA DE DIOS la tendencia a dar respuestas preconfeccionadas y recetas preparadas, sin dejar que las preguntas de los jóvenes se planteen con su novedad y sin aceptar su . If this is the case, we can stop complaining and look to the future, for with him this is always possible. Whereas if you simply copy someone else, you will deprive this earth, and heaven too, of something that no one else can offer. Youth is not something to be analyzed in the abstract. You can be sure that, if you do recognize and follow a call from God, there you will find complete fulfilment. In other parts of the world, even more than generational conflict between young people and adults, there is mutual estrangement. Broad swathes of humanity are immersed in it in an ordinary and continuous manner. Andrew died uttering the name of Jesus. 215. Our sins are before the eyes of everyone; they appear all too clearly in the lines on the age-old face of the Church, our Mother and Teacher. F. . [65] Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (24 November 2013), 1: AAS 105 (2013), 1019. Kateri consecrated herself to God and died saying: “Jesus, I love you!”, 56. When they returned to the community, those disciples heard the good news that the Lord was indeed risen (cf. Capítulo 1: ¿Qué dice la Palabra de Dios sobre los jóvenes? Surely, they assumed, Jesus was there, mingling with the others, joking with other young people, listening to the adults tell stories and sharing the joys and sorrows of the group. We adults can often be tempted to list all the problems and failings of today’s young people. Christianity is Christ”. typis mandata -- 1855 -- livre 24. The exhortation is addressed "to young people and to the entire people of God". The memory of this blessing that extends from generation to generation is a precious legacy that we should keep alive so that we too can pass it on.
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