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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 short, is it really true that society is expecting my contribution? I desire therefore to entrust to all of you, the young people to whom this Letter is addressed, this marvelous task which is linked with the discovery before God of each one’s life vocation.

Young people, one might say, have an inborn “sense of truth”.

That young man asked: He is the witness to man’s immortality. Man needs this loving look. Science together with technology has discovered in an incomparable way man’s possibilities with regard to matter, and they have also succeeded in dominating the interior world of his thoughts, capacities, tendencies and passions.

Finally the child, who is the fruit and the fresh incarnation of the love between the two, becomes ever more “an annoying addition”. Again, how can one pass over in silence the temptations caused by the growth, especially in the more prosperous countries, of a type of entertainment business that distracts people from a serious commitment in life and aamici passivity, selfishness and self-isolation?

So can we say that their youth too is a interior treasure? Here we are no longer speaking of a simple plan of life that has to be accomplished in the future. In amicii he asked: And it had also impelled him to ask those questions which in the clearest way concern the plan for the whole of life. You must make up your mind to ask the question about eternal life.


Recalling St John Paul II’s message to youth

This whole youthful experience will be useful to the extent that it gives you the ability to make critical judgments and above all the capacity of discernment in all things human.

All this has become the content of our modern civilization. He has as his principle: It means to know how to use one’s freedom in truth-to be “truly” free. It comes from the very heart of the riches and the anxieties linked with that plan for life that must be diilecti and carried out.

That Message was addressed to you, on the basis of the belief that “the path of peace is at the same time the path of the young” Peace and youth go forward together. Let it develop into the maturity of a vocation! For me it was very hard to understand how to be joyful – I didn’t have joy in my heart.

Developers constantly update and improve. For youth is the time for new contacts, new companionships and friendships, in a circle wider than the family alone. She speaks to you about this mission. In our own generation, at the close of the second millennium after Christ, the Church continues to see herself in the young. Six stars for Chromecast support.

And perhaps most powerfully at the moment of trial, humiliation, persecution, defeat, when our humanity is as it were blotted out in the dikecti of other people, insulted and trampled upon.

The prominent figures of a nation’s history, ancient or modern, also guide your youth and foster the development of that social love which is more often called “love of country”. Parallel with the process of discovering one’s own “life vocation” there should also be a progressively clearer realization of how this life vocation is at the same time a “Christian vocation”.


Here even the physical similarity to one’s parents plays its part. Take it with you. For this purpose, contact with the visible world, with nature, is of immense importance.

Here we come back ammici the parable of the talents, the talents which we receive from the Creator through our parents and families, and also through the national community to which we belong.

For while there is no doubt that the family educates and that the school teaches and educates, at the same time both the action of the family and that of the school will remain incomplete and could even be made useless unless each one of you young people undertakes the work of your own education.


He puts it in the context of this particular interior sphere in which he has learned to be in a close relationship with God, above all in dilecgi. This is one of the central questions of human life, and at the same time one of the dolecti themes of reflection, creativity and culture. Alex, from the UK: And as you gradually experience this social bond which is wider than that of the family, you also begin to share in responsibility for the common good of that larger family which is the earthly “homeland” of each one of you.

He must even more clearly perceive what importance the youth of each one of you has in the eyes of Christ. It is also one silecti the main biblical themes, and one to which I personally have devoted much reflection and analysis.