In Kraków: the Holy Father speaks on the Passion of Christ

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On Friday, July 29 the Holy Father led Stations of the Cross for the millions of youth at Jordan Park in Błonia, Kraków. His words reflecting on the passion of Christ were very strong. Here is a particularly strong passage worth meditating …

“In welcoming the outcast who suffer physically and in welcoming sinners who suffer spiritually, our credibility as Christians is at stake.  Not in ideas, but in our actions … Humanity today needs men and women, and especially young people like yourselves, who do not wish to live their lives “halfway”, young people ready to spend their lives freely in service to those of their brothers and sisters who are poorest and most vulnerable, in imitation of Christ who gave himself completely for our salvation.  In the face of evil, suffering and sin, the only response possible for a disciple of Jesus is the gift of self, even of one’s own life, in imitation of Christ; it is the attitude of service.  Unless those who call themselves Christians live to serve, their lives serve no good purpose.  By their lives, they deny Jesus Christ.”

So let us respond — either be disciples who have been changed by the Lord’s love or disciples who remain indifferent to the evil we face in the world today.

 

 

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