What is our life mission?
It is for the spirit of God to empower us, then go beyond! Reach out to others so that the Holy Spirit in your life is known to others.
When others see you joyful, they too know how wonderful it is to be Catholic. The Spirit of God is not one of timidity but of boldness.
During a Pentecost rally held at the Church of Saint Michael, Father Terence Pereira reminded parishioners that they are each called to do great and wonderful things for God.
We are all given talents by God. But the question is, do we multiply the 10 or 5 talents that we are given? Or do we bury the 1 that we have?
I greet all of you taking part in this Congress intended to help implement the Synod of Bishops devoted to young people. I thank you for the work you are doing in your respective areas of service, and for your effort to meet and share your experiences. For my part, I would like to point out a few approaches particularly close to my heart. In my Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, I encouraged young people to “grow in holiness and in commitment to their personal vocation” (No. 3). I likewise encourage you, who work in the so-called “old continent”, to believe that “everything Christ touches becomes young, new and full of life” (cf. ibid., 1).
The three approaches that I would indicate are: holiness, as a calling that gives meaning to one’s entire life journey; communion as the fertile soil for vocations in the Church and vocation itself, as a keyword to be preserved and “conjugated” with others – “happiness”, “freedom” and “together” – and finally “declined” as special consecration.