9/11/07 St. Aloysius Gonzaga*
Child of God, today I come at the request of the Most Blessed Trinity.
Child of God, I come to speak to the young.
Little ones of God, life can be so short, but it, also, can be so fulfilling if you seek after the things of true worth. Now, in this era, youth are taught to seek after success in sports, business and all manner of worldly things, but you see around you only unhappiness and fear. Pressure to succeed brings fear of failure and trying to be what someone else wants you to be brings unhappiness. There is no peace and joy in most lives and you are not blind to this fact.
What are you going to do about it? Are you going to continue on the path that brings no fulfillment into your life, or are you going to seek and find the path that will bring joy and contentment?
The path to joy and contentment will be found in learning to know and love God, and them taking your talents and using them to help others. It is the focus of your life that brings either joy or unhappiness. If you focus only on yourself and worldly gain, you will end with sand in your hands and a bitter heart. If you reach out to God and your neighbor, you win. You will find that happiness that eludes others, and at the end of your days, you will find treasures that last waiting for you.
Choose wisely and choose a destiny that fulfills now and for all Eternity.
I, Aloysius, bless you.
*(1568-91) Declared patron of Catholic youth by Pope Pius XI.