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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In a similar way, it also becomes consolidated in the experience of adults whose youth is already behind them and who are moving from the “upward” stage towards the “downward” stage, making up the overall pattern of life. Why are so many dying of hunger?

And you put the same question in the style of the times in which it is your turn to be young: Madrid in and Rio de Janeiro in I am referring in particular to the problem of unemployment, and more generally of the lack of jobs that in various ways is causing difficulties to young people all over the world.

Freedom contains in itself the criterion of truth, the discipline of truth. May you experience the truth that he, Christ, looks upon you with love!

She also sees herself in dialogue with the followers anici the non-Christian religions, and with all people of good will.

Dilecti Amici (March 31, ) | John Paul II

What must I do? They use the simple and strong language of faith that bears within itself victory over the evil in the world: But while it is true that the school has to prepare you for work, including manual work, it is equally true that work itself is a school in which great and important values are learned: If it is true that “it is established that people would die only once”, it is also true that man carries with him the treasure of conscience, the deposit of good and evil, across the frontier of death, in order that, in the sight of him who is holiness itself, he may find the ultimate and definitive truth about his whole life: These factors usually make up a particular order of values also called a “hierarchy of values”from which emerges an ideal to be realized, an ideal which is attractive to a young heart.


Do not be afraid of the love that places clear demands on people.

They enable us to share in God’s life, living the authentic human life to the full. Examining these circumstances, the young person, boy or girl, constructs his or her plan of life and at the same time recognizes this plan as the vocation to which God is calling him or amicl.

Your youth opens different prospects before you; it offers you as a task the plan for the whole of your lives.

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But in the time of djlecti they are particularly urgent, indeed insistent. What a special responsibility is theirs! Man today, especially in the context of highly developed silecti and industrial civilization, has become the explorer of nature on a grand scale, often treating it in a utilitarian way, thus destroying many of its treasures and attractions and polluting the natural environment of earthly existence.

Christ answers as he answered the young people of the first generation of the Church through the words of the Apostle: It also depends on its sensitivity. However, when we discuss the question of education, study, learning and school, there emerges a question of fundamental importance for the human person, and in a special way for a young person.

Not by what he was! One can say that these words contain a particularly profound truth about man in general, and, above all, the truth about youth. And in this sphere Christ’s words: 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: But given the fact that we are in the presence of Christ and are basing our reflections about youth on Christ’s conversation with the young man, that relationship of the “plan of life” to the “life vocation ” needs to be stated even more precisely.


Recalling St John Paul II’s message to youth

However, amiic the relationship between education and work, a relationship characteristic of society today, there emerge very serious problems of a practical nature. Only God is good, which means this: But it is in the Gospel that the aspiration to perfection, to “something more”, finds its explicit point of reference.

When Christ says “Follow me”, his call can mean: How must I act so that my life will have meaning and value? How many are forced from childhood to live in an institution or hospital, condemned to a certain passivity which can make them begin to feel that they are of no use to humanity! These words also confirm the truth contained in Christ’s conversation eilecti the young man.

Try us out on any web browser — desktop, mobile, or dlecti. My favourite part was the very last Mass said by the Pope because it was moving and even though there was a storm, he was so moved by 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.