Vatican City, Apr 23, 2022 / 08:00 am
Pope Francis warned young people on Saturday about the temptation to “live like you were dead,” withdrawn and paralyzed by laziness and selfishness.
In a meeting with a missionary youth conference on April 23, the pope said that in the face of this “paralysis” that can be seen everywhere in society today, Jesus issues an invitation: “Get up!”
“Jesus gives us the strength to get up and asks us to avoid the deadening withdrawal into ourselves, the paralysis of selfishness, laziness and superficiality,” he said.
The pope encouraged the Italian teens to stand up and “relaunch” their lives toward a future full of hope and charity.