Pope Francis welcome message- World Youth Day 2019.
Don’t be afraid
Go forward with your restlessness to be better witnesses of the faith
Don’t create a parallel church but renew the church
Live out the synod
The sacrifices you made made the journey itself the reward
The greatest joy of the disciple is to be on the path.
We are different; with different cultures but that has not prevented us from meeting here together to celebrate.
We have become architects of the culture of encounter which go beyond hello and hi.
Christianity is about a person, Jesus, who loved us immensely and gave himself up for us.
His love is worthwhile. The love of Christ does not condemn. We are not to be afraid to love. We are to love with the love that gives its life.
Mary accepted the call to that love. She was the same age as many of the girls here. She accepted that call and answered “I am the servant of the LORD, let it be done to me according to your word”.
Mary was not afraid to say yes. We are called to do same. To go along new paths, new horizons. Are we ready to say yes?
We will go with new hope.
Remember to keep alive that dream of the heart.
Ask God: LORD, teach me to love as you have loved us.
Thank you for saying yes to the dream of God to see his people gathered together.
Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers.