Christus Vivit 191: Of Rupture Between Generations

Remember, Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is on this link at the Vatican site.

What half-a-century ago was termed a “generation gap” is described as a rupture here:

191. The world has never benefited, nor will it ever benefit, from a rupture between generations. That is the siren song of a future without roots and origins. It is the lie that would have you believe that only what is new is good and beautiful. When intergenerational relationships exist, a collective memory is present in communities, as each generation takes up the teachings of its predecessors and in turn bequeaths a legacy to its successors. In this way, they provide frames of reference for firmly establishing a new society. As the old saying goes: “If the young had knowledge and the old strength, there would be nothing they could not accomplish”.

I presume this saying has roots in either Argentina or Italy. It rings true for me. Any comments?

The text in color is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana

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