You need to know what you believe

Quote of the Day for Monday, June 6th, 2011:

Pope Benedict XVI, from the forward to Youcat, the new Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church published last year, and released recently in English by Ignatius Press:

You need to know what you believe… Yes, you need to be more deeply rooted in the faith than the generation of your parents so that you can engage the challenges and temptations of this time with strength and determination. You need God’s help if your faith is not going to dry up like a dewdrop in the sun, if you want to resist the blandishments of consumerism, if your love is not to drown in pornography, if you are not going to betray the weak and leave the vulnerable helpless.

Amen. I might have preferred a book that utilized a few more pages to make sections a bit easier to find from the TOC, but this is an important work – a long time coming – that needs to find it’s way into the hands of young people anxious to understand the great questions of human existence, and God’s love for us all.