Here is my homily for the Feast of Saint Pope John Paul II, October 22, 2018 “The Lord made us, we belong to Him.” – Saint Pope John Paul II on World Youth Day 1993. We reflect on life’s priorities and our place with the Lord and ask for Saint Pope John Paul II to pray for us.
You did it again, dear participants in World Youth Days . . .
This was my sixth one. Before each of them, I debate, should I go? It’s so much trouble, travel, time; it will be unorganized and so jammed; there will be a lot of walking, waiting, and inconvenience . . . is it worth it?
Yes! Monday morning, home safe and secure, after a glorious week in Rio, yes! It was worth it!
You young people in Rio, you worked a miracle: you made me young again!
Our Catholic faith is “ever ancient, ever new.” At World Youth Days, you young…