Here is a story about Alex Carroll, a 12-year-old boy from Boston, who shared his experience about finding peace during a very sad moment in his life. Like him, I would also like to make an effort to live the present moment well at all times.
Family conflicts present particular challenges. Here is a story that I received from Jennifer R. It reassures us that with love, anything is possible.
Recently, I received a story from Gabriela Tognetti of Argentina about how she is able to live out the Gospel concretely even in the complicated and demanding world of the entertainment industry.
From the various real-life experiences I regularly receive it’s clear that choosing to live for a united world is a radical concept to many. I also see that love can conquer anything and anyone. Rachel Miller of Indiana reflecting on this theme:
I wondered what the best thing to do was. Thinking of all the extra time this situation was going to require of me, I would have liked to just let it go; but I knew that to really help this student meant to let her experience the consequences of her actions.
Recently, I received a story from Tiziana Nicastro, who lives in Rome, about a very touching experience she and other young people had at the Fourth Meeting of University Students with the Pope last March.
A while back, Mauree Whalen, a college student from The Catholic University, shared how she goes against the trend in today’s materialistic society. She recently shared about her relationship with her long-term boyfriend (and now husband), Jason.
At times I get caught up in trying to accomplish big goals and big aspirations, and I forget to try and live out the Gospel in every moment. Some friends of mine shared with me very beautiful experiences that helped me realize this.
A new year means a new beginning. For some of us, including myself, this past fall was a whole new beginning as we left behind the familiar territories of high school and began our college careers.
“They have left Jesus out!” This was the sign that was set up last Christmas, announcing the project of some of the very youngest boys and girls of the Focolare Movement.