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Bishop Brendan Leahy, Krakow, World Youth Day 

Catechesis 2: Allowing Ourselves be Touched by Christ’s Mercy

I would like to start today’s catechesis by inviting you to imagine a time you’ve looked at the stars above in the sky – millions of them, each orbiting in their orbit. It’s a beautiful harmony that captivates us. Then imagine you are looking at our world where there are also millions and millions of human beings but, unfortunately, so often divided and at war. There is a difference between the stars in their orbit in the skies and human beings on earth. The stars are not free. We, on the other hand, have been gifted with freedom. This explains the wars and violence when people do not live according to God’s merciful plans but rather their own. It is our dignity to be able to say “yes” to God. It is our dignity to be able to freely accept Christ’s mercy and act on it. And this is a desire felt by men and women all over the globe. Take a prayer from one of the Hindu writings, the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads: “From the unreal, lead me to the real! From darkness lead me to light! From death lead me to immortality!”, ....