Thank you for attending today’s meeting. Our topic of discussion was “Unity in Diversity.” We learnt what is diversity, and its manifestation in the world: New York City(40% born outside US), India (differences in religion, food, art, language), Water(H2O), Paella (Spanish rice dish with many ingredients), Emirates Airline(27 crew members, 27 different countries), and Radio City Musical (cast of 150 performers). So, how is unity in diversity possible. Pope Francis says, “Look more ‘to that’ which unites us rather than that which ‘divides us.’” Therefore, for unity, we need common goal, shared vision, and common purpose.
Where can I find a common goal, shared vision and common purpose? What’s the principle of unity? Again, Pope Francis has the answer, he says “Christ alone can be the principle, the cause and the driving force behind our unity.” So let us celebrate diversity.
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Our next meeting: 10:00am Sat, Mar 18 at Our Lady of Loretto Church.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Our Idente Youth, in the Bronx, had an interesting discussion about relationship with others. We realize that, many times, we have narrow standards on who should be our friends. Our treatment with others should not depend on their physical beauty, skills, reaction and attitudes, etc., but depend on their human dignity as we would be happy to be loved as we are as children of God. While being open-hearted and merciful to everyone, however, we also learnt that we have to avoid friendship that is harmful to our relationship with God. (5/11/2016)
Hope you can join us for our next teens' meeting this Wednesday at 6:00pm at St. Dominic's Church! For more information, please call us at (347) 948-3122 or check out our website:www.identeyouth.us.
Last Wednesday our Idente Youth, in the Bronx, prepared for 2016 Family Confirmation Celebration. Our Idente Youth organized this event to welcome and congratulate those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Saturday. We divided ourselves into three groups. One group took charge of promotion of Idente Youth, another group decoration and the other group games and dynamics during the celebration. We were happy to celebrate the blessings of our friends. Hope you can join us for our next teens' meeting this Wednesday at 6:00pm at St. Dominic's Church!
For more information, please call us at (347) 948-3122 or check out our website: www.identeyouth.us. (4/27/2016)