Sunday, 1 April 2007

Today

I think I might just beat Gavin and Greg to writing a religious post today. Today is Palm Sunday. Our church forgot about this, apparently, but that's neither here nor there. It is also the 22nd World Youth Day, according to the Church.

To mark this, the Pope has issued a 'message' for World Youth Day. Many of you will consider that it would be very boring indeed. But it's not. It really is worth reading. I found it very powerful indeed.

Those of you who wouldn't usually read religious articles, do have a read of this. It's specifically written for us, the youth of today. And it deals with 'Love', which is something all adolescents seem to be obsessed by. So Paul, Tom, Fergus and all you other non-Christian readers, have a look. It's not too long, and worth a few minutes:

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI TO THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD ON THE OCCASION OF THE 22nd WORLD YOUTH DAY, 2007

It has been many weeks since anything has moved me as much as that message did.

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1 comment:

Gavin said...

I really liked this message. All too often Catholic preaching has to be reactionary - i.e. focused on those areas of theology in which they differ from protestants or for which they are often criticised. This "defensive" preaching is all very well, but we need to get back to basics as well, and the basics of Christianity is love, and God is love. When Christians are speaking in love and preach goodwill towards others, they are at their best, and this may just help to attract those who misunderstand the faith. Benedict is a pretty good Pope, methinks.