The One Voice of the Ideal

Meeting with Fr. Julián Carrón and Student Youth members finishing their last year of high school. Rome, May 16, 2010.

Feel vibrate within us, and all those circumstances that often seek to stifle this voice, so that we do not know which way to go. This is a battle each of you experiences inside, and therefore this moment is particularly dramatic, because choices like the ones you are about to make are decisive in life, because one begins to become aware of all the factors and see one’s own face emerge: “What am I here for? What am I to do for the world?” I understand very well the drama that each person can experience in this period of life; it is a period that forces us to choose. You are about to finish high school. You have to choose. You have to begin to choose. Life does not wait for us. You have to choose, because not choosing is already a choice. Everybody at the end of high school chooses. They place themselves in life with a face, and there is this battle: “Don’t stop at the court of dwarf souls who repeat gestures and don’t know how to understand. Don’t go up to the castle of the just youth who adore the sun.” Instead, the ideal invites us to battle against this reduction. The first awareness we must have is of this battle underway.