However, not every one of us can go to Sydney. But we can still join the pilgrimage by genuinely rekindling or celebrating our faith in our own home, church or diocese. With this, I believe that our faithfulness to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit will remain young and fresh, no matter how old we are.
This sacred festival is being initiated by The Vatican but its message is, clearly, not just for the Catholic ‘youth’ alone because we all know that the Holy Spirit has been constantly knocking on everybody’s heart so everyone will become a living witness of God’s unconditional love for us!
I haven’t been to Manila during the WYD in 1995, and surely, I can’t be present in Sydney for this year’s event. But just like the pilgrims that are determined to come to the Randwick Racecourse, no matter what and where I am, even in this isolated poultry farm amidst the barren fields of South Australia I am striving to seek and pursue my life’s mission in my day to day journey.