A young man approached Jesus

What moves me most about our Gospel today is how it starts: “A young man approached Jesus….”  We have got to pray fiercely for our young church. Fiercely. We all naturally approach Jesus, for we are built that way. Youth are no exception. But all too often it is easy yo get caught up with the same kind of false gods that we see in the first reading. Youth are particularly susceptible to this it seems. So let us pray for them, first in thanksgiving and then in petition. What a beautiful thing a parish is when its youth are on fire for God.