Viewing footage of the celebration of World Youth Day in Panama, I was impressed by the number of young people coming from all corners of the world participating in what, to many of them, was the best experience in their lives. Imagine how proud I was to see Trinbago’s red, white and black right up there with other world flags flying high!
Sometime after that, I viewed one of the spiritual fillers on EWTN. It was highlighting a statement by St Padre Pio, which read, “One day we will all have to give a strict account of how we spend our time.”
The young people have an opportunity of a lifetime to experience the Universal Church with our earthly leader, Pope Francis, in a positive and powerful way. I question, on their return to their various countries, will this time spent be put to use? Will their homes, parishes, communities etc., benefit positively from their experiences?