The wait

During a speech given in Panama, Pope Francis addressed the young people listening to him, saying: “As if being young were a kind of waiting room, where we sit around until we are called.  And in the meantime, we adults or you yourselves invent a hygienically sealed future, without consequences, where everything is safe, secure and well-insured.  A make-believe happiness.  So we tranquilize you, we numb you into keeping quiet, not asking or questioning; and in that meantime your dreams lose their buoyancy, they begin to become flat and dreary, petty and plaintive… You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God.”

I don’t believe in any religion, but I believe that in each one of us there is a divine spark that is part of the whole, the God of Pope Francis is part of us, we are our now, let’s act now!