Pope urges Texas young people: ‘Play life to the full!’
July 27, 2016
Pope Francis has appeared in a video message to the youth of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, who had gathered at St. Anne Parish in Peñitas.
“Play life to the full!” the Pope said. “Today, take life as it comes and do good to others. In the world today, a game is being played out in which there is no room for substitutes: either you’re in the team or you’re out.”
“Take the memories you’ve inherited, look towards the horizon and today, grasp life and carry it forward, use it productively, make it fruitful,” Pope Francis continued, adding:
God calls you to be fruitful! God calls you to transmit this life to others. God calls you to create hope. God calls you to receive mercy and show mercy to others. God calls you to be happy. Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid. Play life to the full! That is life.
- Video-messaggio del Santo Padre Francesco ai giovani della diocesi di Brownsville (Texas) (Holy See Press Office)
- Pope Francis sends video message to the young people of Brownsville (Vatican Radio)
- World Youth Encounter (Diocese of Brownsville)
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