II. Need encouragement in the faith
- One of the most common benefits young people share about World Youth Day is the fact that it bolsters their faith. The culture of today is hostile in many ways to faith, and young people are consistently beaten down for it. They are also told by adults that they – the young people –are incapable of desiring or of living a higher standard. And so they are given very little and told that it must do.
- Young people at World Youth Day admit that they need the witness of others. They need encouragement. They need fuel to continue living the faith they have received, which they want to live.