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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The feed permanently redirected to another series. But whoever carefully reads these words of the Gospel must feel how deep is the antithesis between good and evil, between virtue and sin. Man needs this loving look.

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And the conscience “presents itself as a witness” to that law, as Saint Paul writes. You must also rethink-and very profoundly-the meaning of Baptism and Confirmation. These questions precisely show the dynamism of the development of the human personality, the dynamism which is proper to your age. So all these youth coming from all these countries in the Middle East Its value is the one most closely connected with the relationship of each of you with moral good and evil.

From its very beginning the history of humanity passes-and will do so until the dklecti through the family. There are however reasons-and they are also objective reasons-for thinking of youth as a special treasure that a person experiences at this particular period of his or her life.

I do not know at what moment in your life.


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It also depends on its sensitivity. By receiving and inheriting faith and the values and elements that make up the culture of your society and the history of your nation, each one of you is spiritually endowed in your individual humanity. Both of you become sharers in that mystery, that Sacrament, which the Letter to the Ephesians says is something great: It means to know how qmici use one’s freedom in truth-to be “truly” free.

Will we be able to do it.? He therefore asks God: This fatigue and effort have their own place in the Bible, especially in Saint Paul, who compares the whole Christian life to a race in the sports stadium.

Recalling St John Paul II’s message to youth

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: It is a new and decisive one. So I highly recommend that if you’re interested in going to a WYD, try and fi Do not be afraid of the love that places clear demands on people.

It is especially important for the young. If you believe this to be in error, please check if the publisher’s feed link below is valid and contact support to request the feed be restored or if you have any other concerns about this. The Church sees herself as a sacrament, or sign and means of intimate union with God, and of the unity of all mankind”.

And as for all those who try to destroy your youth by holding out various temptations and illusions, I must remind them of the words of Christ with which he speaks about scandal and those who cause it: We are praying in the community of the Church, so that-against the background of the difficult times in which we live-you “may always be prepared to make a defence to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you”.


AAS 71f. The Council has broadened this way of looking at things.

It then goes unnoticed that this model transforms a human being and perhaps especially a woman from a dillecti into an object an object of specific manipulationand the whole great content of love is reduced to “pleasure”, which, even though it involved both parties, would still be selfish in its essence. To be truly free means to use one’s own freedom for what is a true good.

Finally the child, who is the fruit and the fresh incarnation of the love between the two, becomes ever more “an annoying addition”. How must I act so that my life will have meaning and value? Now there is an opposition between youth and death. Indeed at this frontier they silence all man’s questionings about the value and meaning of life.

Music – Dileccti by Ooberfuse. Saint Augustine, Confessions I, 1: The aamici of these bodies, with the assistance of the Pastors of the Church, is to show young people the path of that “growth” which in a certain sense constitutes the evangelical definition of youth.