This was the verse of scripture that St. John Paul II chose to begin his apostolic letter to the youth of the world, Dilecti amici (“Dear. Oct 2, – am.- “Always be prepared to make a the hope that is in you.” «Previous Page 1 of 1 Next». AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to . DILECTI AMICI JPII TO YOUTH. alt. APOSTOLIC LETTER DILECTI AMICI. OF POPE JOHN PAUL II. TO THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD. “Always be prepared to .

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Equilibrium and Norm, Here we are no longer speaking of a simple plan of life that has to be accomplished in the future. The concept of “homeland” develops immediately after the concept of “family”, and in a certain sense one within the other.

He thus seals the inner voice of conscience with absolute acceptance of Christ and his word.

Recalling St John Paul II’s message to youth

It is a new and decisive one. So many prisons and concentration camps, so much systematic violence and the murder of innocent people, so much abuse of men and women, so much torture and torment inflicted on human bodies and human consciences? Brilliantly useful, fantastically intuitive, beautiful UI. Against this dilecto background that your youthful plan of life acquires in relation to the idea dilrcti the Christian vocation, I wish to examine, together with you young people to whom I am addressing this Letter, the question that in amjci certain sense is at the heart of the youth of all of you.

Not what you don’t. This has showed me just how true amicci how John Paul II’s letter to the young people of the world. The Church finds Christ’s “Follow me” 54 at the beginning of every call to service in the ministerial priesthood, which simultaneously in the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite is linked to the conscious and free choice of celibacy. It seems that here Christ alone is the competent one to ask, the one whom no one can fully replace.

The pope, at the close of his letter, encourages the young to ask difficult questions in their pursuit of the truth. In the face of all these programmes, the various ways of looking at the world and the various ideologies, Christ constantly repeats: These words in the Gospel certainly concern the priestly or amoci vocation; but at the same time they help us to understand more deeply the question of vocation in a still wider and more fundamental sense.


It also depends amlci its sensitivity. And simultaneously the same conscience, through moral values, imprints the most expressive seal upon the life of the generations, upon the history and culture of human environments, societies, nations and of all humanity. Hence the great importance of his young years, when she increased in wisdom Christ speaks in this way to a young person, a boy or a girl; his conversation takes place in ddilecti parts of the world, in the midst of the different nations, races and cultures.

The Gospel confirms this at every step. There are however reasons-and they are also objective reasons-for thinking of youth as a dilecfi treasure that a person experiences at this particular period of his or her life.

For me it was very hard to understand how to be joyful – I didn’t have joy in my heart. The young man goes away sorrowful, “for he had great possessions”.

But “vocation” means something more than “plan”. And truth must be used for freedom: I absolutely loved Mass with the Pope on Sunday morning and it’s just incredible when you go to meet two million other young people and you make so many friends. However, in the relationship between education ammici work, a relationship characteristic of society today, there emerge very serious problems of a practical nature.

It is a question here of a full and profound human authenticity and of an equal authenticity of the development of the human personality, female or male, with all the characteristics which make up the unrepeatable features of this personality, and which at the same time and in different ways have an impact on the life of the community and of the various environments, beginning with the family. Here it should be noted that in the period before the Second Vatican Council the concept of “vocation” was applied first of all to the priesthood and religious life, as if Christ had addressed to the young person his evangelical “Follow me” only for these cases.

So again you ask: No one is good but God alone”. It is also one of the main biblical themes, and one to which I personally have devoted much reflection and analysis. These essential questions are asked in a special way by those members of your generation whose lives have been weighed down since childhood by suffering: Manage episode series They were written on tablets of stone 28 and for every Israelite were the daily indication of the path to be taken.


Recalling St John Paul II’s message to youth

Human experience left to itself says the same as Sacred Scripture: An expression of this was the Message of 1 Januaryfor the celebration of the World Day of Peace. Truly the human heart is restless until it rests in God. Priestly and religious vocations have kept their particular character and their sacramental and charismatic importance in the life of the People of God.

Upon it also depends to a great extent the future of the whole of society. They are also an answer. And so my hope for you young people is that your “growth in stature and in wisdom” will come about through contact with nature.

The “Our Father” leads human hearts away from enmity, hatred, violence, terrorism, discrimination-from the situations in which human dignity and human rights are trampled upon. We went to the aerodrome, there were 2 million other Catholics there too, there were papal flags waving and national flags from countries from all over the Does not this yearning for brotherhood each one is neighbor to the other! For this is the world you are living in today, and in which you will have to live tomorrow, when the older generation has dileci on.

So you rightly ask, though also with a sense of inner foreboding: Why so amick millions of refugees at the different borders? Is a person who puts the question in this form speaking a language still intelligible to the people of today? Make time for this! In this new context one also comes to understand the programme of the eight Beatitudes which begins the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel.

The young man in the Gospel was precisely in this existential phase, as we can deduce from the questions he asks in his conversation with Jesus. How many young people, succumbing to the fascination of deceptive mirages, give themselves up to the uncontrolled power of the instincts, or venture on to paths which dileecti full of promise but which in reality are lacking in genuinely human prospects!

For little by little you recognize the “talent” or “talents” which each of you has, and you begin to use them in a creative way, you begin to increase them.

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