Pope to Youth: Love Jesus, be open to others
Over 80 thousand children and young people from Catholic Action Italy gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Saturday morning to meet and speak with the Pope. They asked questions such as How do we become an adult? How do we learn to love? How can we be true educators?. Benedict XVI, replied that growing means learning to love Jesus, encountering him in the Sacraments, getting to know him better and making him known to others. He told them love is not a commercial good or the selfishness sometimes by the media and the internet. Instead true love is a gift, dedication, sacrifice, openness to the transcendent. Education must be based on values and built in partnership with family and school. Have the audacity, completed Pope Benedict, to bring Jesus to all environments in your mission as educators.