World Youth Day is a privileged experience - a great blessing - but it does involve some shared suffering: a lot of walking under hot sun or drenching rain; waiting - sometimes long waits, for example, when our bus broke down and we spent several hours at a service station whose rest room didn't work. That wait did give the opportunity to celebrate Mass on the service station grounds.
Shared experiences, especially shared suffering if accepted patiently can bring people together. The cross unites us. Bishop Robert Barron spoke to young people about the cross...
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