Paul Coles, Youthworkerish type guy. Present location: Targu Mures, Romania. Married to an amazing girl named Fiona. I'm on a JOURNEY and have no idea where I'll end up other than in the hands of God.

Friday, October 10, 2003

"We face problems today in passing on the Gospel message in our world, mainly because our contemporaries are immersed in cultural contexts that are often alien to an interior or spiritual dimension, or live in situations in which a materialistic outlook prevails. More than in any other historical period, one must point to a break in the process of the transmission of moral and religious values between generations, which lead to a kind of antagonism between the church and the contemporary world... Attention to culture enables us to enter into the hearts of those who speak with us. There is no better way to communicate and evangelize... Among the great obstacles today are the difficulties that families and teachers have to face in struggling to pass on to the younger generation the human, moral and spiritual values that will enabel tham to be men and women who will live a life worthy of their dignity as a person and of their involvement in society... In every age there were men and women who with apostolic courage knew how to make the truth shine forth. This same attitude is needed today."

Pope John Paul II

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