Christus Vivit 129: Making A Friend

Continuing Chapter Four, “A great message for all young people,” and the message that we indeed have a friend in Jesus:

129. If in your heart you can learn to appreciate the beauty of this message, if you are willing to encounter the Lord, if you are willing to let him love you and save you, if you can make friends with him and start to talk to him, the living Christ, about the realities of your life, then you will have a profound experience capable of sustaining your entire Christian life. You will also be able to share that experience with other young people. For “being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction”.[Deus Caritas Est 1]

Remember that last bit is from Pope Benedict XVI, showing he wasn’t just a head guy and theologian, but he understood the relationship with Jesus was about more than morality and the intellect. To check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, click on this link at the Vatican site.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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