In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
In 1 Corinthians 9:26a, St. Paul tells us he follows Jesus, "So I do not run aimlessly."
Have you heard the phrase "in it to win"? These words are tossed around to express a person's deep commitment to a certain outcome, relationship, or goal. The phrase is used so much that it is almost meaningless.
Those four little words may be just a catch phrase, but the question arises: what are we "in it" for? How deeply committed are you to following through on your commitments? Will you persevere and continue working toward your goals, even if there are obstacles? Do you even have a goal in mind? How "in it" are you?
Being "in it" means that you are passionate about something or someone or some idea. No matter what, you move toward your goal. You are not aimless because you have a destination, a purpose, and a passion. So, are you in it to win that goal
This International World Day of Youth urgently seeks to engage young peacebuilders in promoting peace and countering extremism and clearly positions youth as important partners in the global efforts. The passion of Youth will put them "in it" to make the world better.
Let us pray:
Jesus, help us to recognize you as our guide into a meaningful and full life. Enable us to recognize you as one worthy of our commitment and hearts and that to follow you makes us a winner. Amen.
Seeking new life, we close our prayer in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen