I was just reading this article written by a college student who attended World Youth Day. Her words are compelling, as are those she quotes by our beloved "German Shepherd". I guess it's been 3 or 4 years since I attended one of Christopher West's 2-day conferences at a local parish here in Alpharetta. I too was moved to tears, and it was one of the most blessed two days of my life.
I too felt compelled to spread the word about Mother Church's authentic teaching on human sexuality, dignity and true freedom.
Here is the quote from Pope Benedict XVI:
"Our world has grown weary of greed, exploitation and division, of the tedium of false idols and piecemeal responses, and the pain of false promises. Our hearts and minds are yearning for a vision of life where love endures, where gifts are shared, where unity is built, where freedom finds meaning in truth, and where identity is found in respectful communion."This is the work of the Holy Spirit! This is the hope held out by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is to bear witness to this reality that you were created anew at baptism and strengthened through the gifts of the Spirit at confirmation. Let this be the message that you bring from Sydney to the world!" (Address at Sydney Harbour, July 17).