I can’t help it. Everytime i hear about it I just can’t help myself to ignore it.
I’m an addict.
A Pope John Paul II Youth Camp Addict!
Pope John Paul II Youth Camp is a camp site located at Peas, Limay, Bataan, and every summer, the Diocese of Balanga helds a three-day youth camo for the youth of Bataan. And as for me, I just can’t help it to stop my legs from dragging my body up to that place!
I don’t exactly know how i will be able to tell you guys why exactly, but i feel really secure and close inside that place, like nothing is capable of harming you and that you are in the presence of something divine or sort. Each day spent inside the borders of the youth camp is for spiritual growth specially, but more than that, it makes me grow and learn in every aspect of my being, that makes it irresistable for my soul. Phew!
Now, here are things that i’ve learned from the three-day youth camp in a day to day basis… Here it goes:
Day 1 (April 15):
Movie Review about Society and Corruption – honestly i was not able to watch the movie because i still had my classes going, but i was able to make in on time during the session with the Director of the film, (which i actually forgot his name because i don’t like him so much) and was very lucky to pull some great insights!
“Every temptation is an opportunity to do good.”
There is an existing absolute in this world, but how we deal with it is infinite.
We are a part of the big and real picture (existence of corruption in the country) outside the television scree, and the hope lies in our own actions to make it right.
Being a good Christian and a good Catholic is hardcore, but what is important is that we try and strive to do good. We are not God, and we can’t be God, we all make mistakes, but what’s important is that we strive to follow His teachings.
With the present condition of our society, blaming the past generation for their indispensable gift of corruption neither blaming ourselves about the pitiful state of the economy at this point in time is useless without proper action. What’s wrong is that people always get stuck on the blaming part.
My generation has been referred to as the most oppressed, depressed and manipulated generation of all times, but if the elders of the society are all succumb to this what will there be in our future?
Day 2 (April 16)
“Your sins do not defy who you are.”
“Spread your roots deep under the ground. Be grounded on your faith despite any obstacles, be grounded on Jesus.”
“Sometimes you feel you are unworthy to lead because of your sins, but don’t let this stop you.”
Day 3 (April 17)
LUBID Activities! here are some snopshots on our high events!
this is called the LEAP OF FAITH
now isn’t that fun?? 🙂