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My Dear Young Friends: Pope John Paul II Speaks to Teens

Week Three

Remember the poor... (Galatians 2:10)

"Jesus invites us to love the poor, because they should be given special attention precisely because of their vulnerability." --Pope John Paul II, World Youth Day XIV

Think About That
The poor are vulnerable because they don't have access to things they need in order to live a full life. Some don't have access to health care. Some don't have access to enough food. Some don't have access to a place to live. Some don't have access to a good education or a job. What would your life be like if you didn't have these things?

Take Action
This week find at least three articles of clothing in your closet or dresser or on your bedroom floor that you don't need. Take them to a place in your town that provides clothing to the poor.

Say A Prayer
Lord, help me to love the poor, not look upon them as second-class citizens. Help me to give of myself so that they may have what they need to live.

Did You Know?
In 1958 John Paul II was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow, Poland.

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