This was the verse of scripture that St. John Paul II chose to begin his apostolic letter to the youth of the world, Dilecti amici (“Dear. Oct 2, – am.- “Always be prepared to make a the hope that is in you.” «Previous Page 1 of 1 Next». AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to . DILECTI AMICI JPII TO YOUTH. alt. APOSTOLIC LETTER DILECTI AMICI. OF POPE JOHN PAUL II. TO THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD. “Always be prepared to .

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Hence during youth a person puts the question, “What must I do?

She speaks to you about this mission. Evil is put forward as a good and good itself is rejected.

This is not the appropriate place for quoting the confirmations of this fact which run through the whole history of humanity. Responsibility for this present reality and for its shape and many different forms lies first of all with adults.

AAS 77 So your youth is not just your own property, silecti personal property or the property of a generation: When Christ in his reply to you tells you to refer all this to God, at the same time he shows you what dileecti source and foundation of this is in yourselves. Here we dileccti already clearly emerging that objective morality of which Saint Paul declares that it is “written on their hearts” and that “their conscience also bears witness” to it.

There are different ways of becoming imitators of Christ-not only by bearing witness to the eschatological Kingdom of truth and love, but also by striving to bring about the transformation of the whole of temporal reality according to the spirit of the Gospel.


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For, the form of this world is passing away “, 24 and each of us is subject to this passing. It is for this reason that I wish to say this to all of you young people, in this important phase of the development of your personality as a man or a woman: In this process the “vocation” becomes a “plan”, and the plan begins to be also a vocation.

These words, once written by the Apostle Peter to the first generation of Christians, have a relationship with the whole of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Make time for this!

Recalling St John Paul II’s message to youth

In this second case I myself am the subject who draws it up, and this corresponds better to the reality of the person which each of you is. The response which Jesus gives to his questioner in the Gospel is addressed to each one of you. Life presents itself as the carrying-out of that plan: So I highly recommend that if you’re interested in going to a Anici, try and fi These too can leave their mark on your whole life.

It seems nevertheless that when faced by certain questions these many different communities of young people feel, think and react in a very similar way.

It means to know how to use one’s freedom in truth-to be “truly” free. At the same time, this “look of love” was the introduction to the concluding phase of the conversation.

Youth is a special treasure 3. For all of you, dear young friends, I wish just such “growth”. On morality and conscience 6. In the face of all these programmes, the various ways of looking at the world and the various ideologies, Christ constantly repeats: It is dioecti important for the young. Dear young people, you are under threat from the bad use of advertising techniques, which plays upon the natural tendency to avoid effort amiic promises the immediate satisfaction of every desire, while the consumerism that goes with it suggests that man should seek self-fulfillment especially in the enjoyment of material goods.


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For education is one of the fundamental benefits of human civilization. If the family is the first teacher of each one of you, at the same time-through the family-you are also taught by the tribe, people or amicu with which you are linked through the unity of culture, language and history.

Through contact with people on the level of so many different cultures, of so many arts and sciences, we learn the truth about man so evocatively expressed also in Psalm 8the truth which can build up and enrich the humanity of each one of us. This is how it has been since the beginning, since apostolic times. Still more important is the whole heritage of culture, at the almost daily centre of which is a,ici. She sees herself on the paths of ecumenism, on the paths towards the unity of all Christians, for which Christ himself prayed and which is of unquestionable urgency filecti our time.