“So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
...the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.”
Jesus Christ is alive! Alleluia! On March 25, Pope Francis promulgated an Apostolic Exhortation, another title for a letter, in response to the process and meeting of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Addressing young people (specifically, those from 16 to 29) and the circumstances of their lives, globally, the Pope seeks to offer a word of hope to young people who face war, violence, migration, abuse, unemployment, the challenges of digital technology, isolation, exclusion, debt, and many other difficult realities, sometimes from within the Church. He also challenges us to recognize the needs and, as importantly, the gifts and contributions of young people for the Faith and the Church. Tellingly, the Latin title for this letter is Christus Vivit, or Christ is Alive.