Pope advises joyful young people not to be silenced by their elders

Pope advises joyful young people not to be silenced by their elders

Pope advises joyful young people not to be silenced by their elders

The Pope drew a parallel between them and those who greeted Jesus with palms rather than those who shouted for His crucifixion only days later saying: "It is up to you not to keep quiet".

'Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders, so often corrupt, keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?'

Speaking to a crowd of tens of thousands in St Peter's Square on Palm Sunday and World Day of Youth, he shared stories from the Bible and urged the gathering of young people to stay strong and keep themselves from being manipulated.

During the homily, Francis recalled the words of Jesus to the Pharisees who sought to silence his disciples.

In a message prepared in advance of World Youth Day, the Pope told young people: "Do not be afraid to face your fears honestly, to recognize them for what they are and to come to terms with them".

Later during his Angelus address, Pope Francis recalled that Palm Sunday was also diocesan World Youth Day and prayed that the Mother of God will accompany this new generation towards the October Synod and World Youth Day, Panama, in 2019.

"These people can not but help to praise the person responsible for restoring their dignity and their hope, making it possible for them to trust again", the Pope said. "There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive", he continued. He said the liturgy "expresses the contradictory feelings that we too, ... experience. love and hatred, self-sacrifice and "washing our hands", loyalty and betrayal".

The pope said that the temptation had always been there to silence young people. "Theirs is the joy of so many forgiven sinners who are able to trust and hope once again".

Joy is seen in all those "who had followed Jesus because they felt his compassion for their pain and misery", the Pope said.

But others in Jerusalem, "those who consider themselves righteous and "faithful" to the law and its ritual precepts" and "those who have forgotten the many chances they themselves had been given" find such joy intolerable, the Pope said.

"How hard it is for the comfortable and the self-righteous to understand the joy and the celebration of God's mercy!"

"The shouts of "crucify him" did not begin spontaneously, the Pope said, but were incited by those who slandered and gave false witness against Jesus, "'spinning" facts and painting them such that they disfigure the face of Jesus and turn him into a "criminal'".

Pic 1: Pope Francis blesses the faithful with holy water during Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 25.

"It is the voice of those who twist reality and invent stories for their own benefit, without concern for the good name of others". "He died crying out his love for each of us: young and old, saints and sinners, the people of his times and of our own". "No one, in any situation whatsoever, is far from the Father's merciful gaze".

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