Monday, August 22, 2005

World Youth Day

The huge gathering in Cologne and goodness that radiated forth in prayer, music, words and the pope's presence only echoes what Benedict said months ago, it is a young church. Young people from all over the world being with each other is a monumental tribute to the power of the spirit moving through our times. True, there is a lot of a negative accounting of faith and religious practice and much of it is true but some also very skewed. Only something very vital and essential could generate this response.