You are the wealth of the land, says Pope Francis to Mexican Youth

You are the wealth of the land, says Pope Francis to Mexican Youth

Mexico Pope“You are the wealth of this land, said Pope Francis to the 50,000 young people gathered in Morelia’s Venustiano Carranza Stadium.

The Pope asked them to value themselves. “You cannot live in hope, or look to the future if you do not first know how to value yourselves, if you do not feel that your life, your hands, your history, is worth the effort,” he continued.

“The biggest threats to hope are those words which devalue you, that sort of suck the value out of you and you end up as if on the ground. Is that not true? Sort of wrinkled, with a saddened heart. Words which make you feel second rate, if not fourth rate. The biggest threat to hope is when you feel that you do not matter to anybody or that you have been left aside,” he told the young gathering.

He advised the young generation to hold on to Jesus as a short cut for ensuring hope.