Vatican City, Jan 14, 2016 / 05:47 am
Pope Francis has sent a special message to the youth who will participate in the Jubilee of Boys and Girls in April, telling them the Holy Year is an opportunity to grow in holiness and mercy, so that they become Christians capable of making courageous decisions.
"Remain steadfast in the journey of faith, with firm hope in the Lord. This is the secret of our journey! He gives us the courage to swim against the tide," the Pope said in his message to youth, published Jan. 14.
Francis told the youth to "pay attention," because while going against the current is good for the heart, "we need courage to swim against the tide. Jesus gives us this courage!"
With Jesus "we can do great things," he said, and encouraged the youth to commit themselves to great and important ideals.