WARSAW, Poland, July 24, 2016— A top Polish churchman on Saturday urged the youth people to become missionaries of mercy especially towards those in need.
In a Mass to conclude the “Days in the Dioceses” in Warsaw, Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz said that Christians are called to become witnesses of the Gospel to all men and women today.
“A person responds to God’s mercy when he is merciful towards others,” Cardinal Nycz told the crowd gathered at the Temple of Divine Providence. “Pay attention to the hurt.”
This year’s World Youth Day in Krakow will be inspired by mercy and by the memory of St. John Paul II, who instituted the WYD and was the guide of the Polish people in its historic journey towards freedom.
The cardinal then called on the youth to seek and find their vocations in life, pointing out that the WYD is meant for young people to “to see the beauty of Catholic faith.”
“In here, you will confirm that your choices are right. Some of you will decide to find your vocation in marriage or priesthood or whatever you are praying for. Gods plan will be fulfilled in you,” Cardinal Nycz said.
“Jesus sent us to be His witnesses. Go out to the ends of the world,” he said. “You are invited to participate in this greatest celebration of mercy.”
The cardinal challenged the youth to pray for the Church’s most vulnerable amid the spate of terror attacks in the world and continued violence against Christians.
“Let us offer prayers peace and justice, for the persecuted, murdered by terrorists, those families who suffer the loss of the beloved,” he said. (Roy Lagarde/CBCPNews)