Christus Vivit 33: Stars

Finishing up the theme, “His youth teaches us,” Pope Francis is talking stars, but not the celebrity type. Think of astronomy as your starting point, as the Easter Vigil’s deuterocanonical reading tells it:

33. The Lord is calling us to enkindle stars in the night of other young people. He asks you to look to the true stars, all those varied signs he gives us to guide our way, and to imitate the farmer who watches the stars before going out to plough his field. God lights up stars to help us keep walking: “The stars shine in their watches, and are glad; he calls them and they say: ‘Here we are!’” (Bar 3:34-35). Christ himself is our great light of hope and our guide in the night, for he is the “bright morning star” (Rev 22:16).

Any comments on looking to the stars? Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site.

 

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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