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FAQ by Youth

What is true love and how do you know when you have found it?

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not Sept. 17, Sunday: Issue 1
proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no
record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It • Jambo You(th) is a weekly news letter aimed at helping the Youth in
always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never molding their daily lives in Christ.
fails." I Corinthians 13:4-8a • Our vision consists in two phrases: ‘GOOD CHRISTIANS’ and
This verse describes the characteristics of true love. These qualities ‘HONEST CITIZENS.’
can certainly be found in the person of Jesus Christ, and they can be
found in all truly loving relationships. The problem with trying to Features: Our Email: jamboyouth@yahoo.co.uk
"find" love in our dating lives, is that too often we don't look for these
characteristics. Rather we look at physical appearance, popularity, or
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wealth. These are not the qualities that God looks at and neither
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should we.
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What the difference between love and attraction? Questions : FAQ by Youth
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Already, the characteristics of Christian love as prescribed by St. Paul are
shown above. Attraction, so to say, is the beginning, it is not love in itself.
Sometimes young people confuse love for attraction. It is true that before we Jesus will never leave you Alone !
love someone, we may be attracted by something in that person. May be One night I had a dream. I dreamed that I was walking along the beach with
beauty, smartness in doing things etc. Sometimes we hear people saying, I Jesus. And across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed
like him because...this ‘liking’ comes because something attracts that person. two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonged to me and the other to Jesus.
This attraction may lead to a true love. But, mere attraction is not love! Love After sometimes I noticed that there was only one set of footprints. This
goes beyond physical attraction. seemed to be the saddest moment in my life. This really bothered me and I
questioned Jesus about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me always. But in most difficult times in my life I see
Last Drop only one set of footprints”.
Jesus replied, “my dear youth, I love you and I would never, never abandon
True Love Waits! you. When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I
carried you. Those were my footprints not yours.
“I met him; I liked him. Lesson: Have Faith even when the Road Seems Narrow!
I liked him; I loved him
I loved him; I let him • I believe in the sun even when it is not shining!
I let him; I lost him.” By Ann Landers • I believe in love even when I don’t feel it!
So, it’s worth the wait! • I believe in God even when He seems to be silent!

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Editors: Anastasio Sdb & Shyjan Sdb
The Young & the Bible In Figures

Psalm 23 Christianity in the World


This is an eye opener; probably we never thought about this Psalm in this
Despite the growth of Islam in recent years, at least one reference work is
way, even though we’ve heard it many times.
predicting that Christianity’s share of the world’s population will grow by
The Lord is my Shepherd 2050. The updated world Christian Encyclopedia, just published by Oxford
That’s Relationship ! University Press, says that by mid-century there will be three billion
I shall not want Christians, constituting 34.3 % of the world’s population, up from the current
That’s Supply! 33 %. Christians now number two billion and are divided into 33,820 de-
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures nominations and churches, in 238 countries, and use 7,100 languages, the
That’s Rest! encyclopedia says. The encyclopedia estimates that there are about 10,000
He leadeth me beside still waters religions in the world. Non-believers and atheists constitute about 15 % of the
That’s Refreshment! world’s population. Christians head the list of religions; half of them (17.5 %
He restoreth my soul of the world’s population are Catholics). They are followed by Muslims with
Tha’s Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
18.9 %; Hindus 13.3 %; Chinese religions 6.6 %(of which Confucianism is
That’s Guidence! only a minimal part) and Buddhists 6 %.
For His name sake
That’s Purpose!
Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death
That’s Testing! Site Seeing
I will fear no evil
That’s Protection!
For Thou art with me A Youth Site for Jesus
Hat’s Faithfulness! www.jesusyouth.org
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me
That’s Discipline! About Jesus Youth
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
That’s Hope! Jesus Youth is an international Catholic youth movement with a Charismatic
Thou anointest my head with oil spirituality. It had its beginnings in Kerala (India), but is now active in many
That’s Consecration! countries throughout the world. Jesus Youth is an initiative of young people
My cup runneth over themselves, who, filled with the Holy Spirit try to reach out to other young people.
That’s Abundance! The strength of the movement is its special focus on a life centered on the Lord Jesus
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life Christ; beginning with an experience of God, nourished by prayer, the Word of
That’s Blessing! God, the sacraments and fellowship, and sharing the Good News of Jesus
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Christ with others. Though not an actual community, Jesus Youth is a network of
That’s Security! small but vibrant groups of young people. In their own life situations, they strive to
Forever That’s Eternity! give time to the Lord, responding to the challenges of today's world in the power of
the Holy Spirit.

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