An Appeal for the Youth 11

By Fr Jason Smith

Young missionaries carrying the cross down Broadway on Good Friday. I love the contrast between consumerism and Christianity in this picture.

I recall standing in line at a Starbucks waiting for a double shot of espresso, when a young man behind me asked if I was a priest. I told him yes and he proceeded then and there to pour out his life’s story, how he had tried everything (not referring to the menu) and it had all left him empty. I asked him if he had ever sincerely tried living the faith. He had not.