Pope John Paul II Speaks to Youth

Week Forty-Eight

Awesome is God... (Psalms 68:35)

"What must I do? 'What must I do to inherit eternal life?' What must I do so that my life may have full value and meaning? The youth of each one of you, dear friends, is a treasure that is manifested precisely in these questions." --Pope John Paul II, Dilecti Amici

Think About That

Our youth is a time in which we ask a lot of important questions. For example, we ask, "Who will I be when I grow up? What will I do with my life? What is the meaning of life?" These are good questions and it is Christ alone who has the answers. We must always turn to Christ for the answers.

Take Action

Take out a piece of paper and pen. Write at the top of the paper, "My Questions." Carry the piece of paper with you all week. Each time you have a question about life, write that question down. At the end of the week, look over the questions you have written down and spend time in prayer with God, asking God to help you find the answers.

Say A Prayer

Lord, you know me better than anyone. You know my questions. Help me to find the answers to my questions. Amen.

Did You Know?

The Pope lives in the Vatican Palace, which is in its own city-state called the Vatican City State in the middle of Rome.

Taken from...
My Dear Young Friends: Pope John Paul II Speaks to Youth on Life, Love, and Courage
Copyright © 2002 -- Reprinted with permission of the editor, John M. Vitek.

My Dear Young Friends, a collection of fifty-two weekly reflections on living in the Spirit, invites young people to read and act on Pope John Paul II's inspiring addresses to young people gathered at annual World Youth Day celebrations. Please visit www.smp.org for more information from the publisher, Saint Mary's Press.

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