Young people, like tree, need strong roots, Pope tells audience
CWN - September 06, 2010
During his Angelus audience on Sunday, September 5, Pope Benedict XVI made the observation that he did something unusual in his message for World Youth Day: telling people to be firmly planted in the faith.
“Who nowadays suggests that young people should be ‘planted’ and ‘firm?’” the Holy Father asked rhetorically. He remarked that young people more typically hear encouragement to be flexible, to be mobile, to revel in uncertainty. Against that advice, he offered the Biblical image that compares young people to growing trees, in need of a strong and productive system of roots from which to draw nourishment.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($20,109 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!