Pope Benedict XVI: follow Christ, without fear
Pope Benedict encourage the youth of Croatia to follow Christ and the teachings of the Church, following the example of Blessed Ivan Merz. The Pope was speaking during a prayer vigil in the Jelačič Square in Zagreb. The Lord Jesus — the Holy Father said – is not a teacher who deceives his followers. He tells us clearly that walking by his side calls for commitment and personal sacrifice, but it is worth the effort! Dear young friends, do not be misled by attractive promises of easy success, lifestyles that favor the appearance at the expense of the interior. Do not yield to the temptation of putting all your trust in possessions, in material things, while abandoning the search for the truth which is always greater, which guides us like a star high in the heavens to where Christ would lead us. Let it guide you to the very heights of God. In the springtime of your youth you can find support in the witness which so many of the disciples of the Lord gave in their own days, by treasuring the newness of the Gospel in their hearts.
To read the whole text: Pope Benedict XVI message at the Prayer Vigil with Croatian youth