By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Great Refresher

"It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you. He is the beauty to which you are so attracted. It is He who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise. He is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life. It is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus that stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society making the world more human and fraternal." 

-Pope John Paul the Great (World Youth Day 2000)

[Emphasis added by blogger; credit to a friend you passed this quote on to me]

Blogger comment: This quote is an apt companion to the post on "twentysomethings." Jesus is the rudder that is missing.