“Christ saves you” is an important message, and it is rooted in the value God places on us. Each of us has a certain preciousness–this is the root of Catholic social teaching on life. Pope Francis cites his message to young people at the synod:
122. Young people, beloved of the Lord, how valuable must you be if you were redeemed by the precious blood of Christ! Dear young people, “you are priceless! You are not up for sale! Please, do not let yourselves be bought. Do not let yourselves be seduced. Do not let yourselves be enslaved by forms of ideological colonization that put ideas in your heads, with the result that you end up becoming slaves, addicts, failures in life. You are priceless. You must repeat this always: I am not up for sale; I do not have a price. I am free! Fall in love with this freedom, which is what Jesus offers”.[Address at the Meeting with Young People during the Synod (6 October 2018): L’Osservatore Romano, 8-9 October 2018, 7]
Any comments? The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site.
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