Pope Francis discusses discernment with youth

Posted by Katie Loftus
Thursday 13, August 2015 | Category:   Vocation and Discernment
Pope Francis takes a selfie with members of the Eucharistic Youth Movement
Pope Francis takes a selfie with members of the Eucharistic Youth Movement.

Pope Francis recently told a group of teenagers and young adults that one of his greatest challenges as a Jesuit has always been discernment. According to the Catholic News Service, the pope spoke in August to about 1,500 members of the Eucharistic Youth Movement from 35 countries during a meeting in Rome.

The pope explained to them that experiencing the peace of Christ is a sign that a person is on the right path, but he cautioned against "superficial peace, that peace that makes you a bit content" because true peace "comes wrapped in the cross."

"... don't be afraid of tension, because it helps you grow," he said. "... resolve tension with dialogue because dialogue unites."

The Eucharistic Youth Movement is a Jesuit-run outreach celebrating its 100th anniversary. The group helps guide young people to a life of church involvement and service.


Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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