Saturday, July 27, 2013
Pope Francis,what must young ppl do?
What did Pope Francis really ask young people to do? Posted on 27 July 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf In his off the cuff address in the cathedral of Rio during WYD on Thursday, 25 July, the Pope told young people to make some chaos back home (“quiero lío en las diócesis”), to pay attention to the elderly, and get to work, and not to water down the faith. He gave them as a kind of plan of action to read (and then, presumably, to act according to the Beatitudes and Matthew 25. Because of your solid catechism, you know, I am sure, the Beatitudes. I need not list them. I would add, however, that spiritual giants of our Faith, such as St. Ambrose (when writing about the beatitudes presented in Luke) and St. Thomas Aquinas, have connected the Beatitudes to corresponding virtues, and to the Gifts and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This is no small thing Francis is asking. Priests and bishops and teachers should help young people make the connections. Turning to Matthew 25, let’s review it in the RSV version. Please pay special attention to the fact that the Lord speaks of the eternal fate of those who are on the wrong side of the Lord. It is possible to get on His wrong side! Read FULL article here-> What Did Pope Francis Really Ask Young People To Do| Fr. Z's Blog.