There is a certain "decorum" associated with important offices of civic, corporate, and religious leadership, like the office of bishop.
The reporter aptly noted:
The youth left this event a happy lot because apart from the message they got from the Pope, they're saying they are content that the event was organized according to standards that are acceptable to them. (italics added)
Likely, many would disagree, observing:
- "Draw the young people in, don't run them out. Don't be so exclusionary."
- "Make the young people feel good. Be more accepting and open to their culture."
- "Get your foot in the door. Don't slam the door on their faces!"
- "Be nice to young people. Stop judging them."
Considering these observations, a quote from G.K. Chesterton came to The Motley Monk's mind:
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
2 Timothy 4:3
How's that for a little "¡Hágan lío!" ("making a mess")?
Let the discussion begin...