A few days ago, over 150 adolescents and young people participated in the activity organised by ZAK entitled 'Mill-Kliem ghall-Fatti' (From Words to Actions) - part of the formation program as preparation for their journey to the World Youth Day which is going to be held in Krakow Poland, in July.
ZAK house in Birkirkara, where the activity was held, was transformed into a human library. The aim of the activity was that adolescents and young people have the opportunity to meet people who are living mercy in their own daily life and in a relationship with Jesus, who is the Mercy of the God the Father. Various youth groups accepted the invitation by ZAK, such as the group of adolescents from St Mary parish in Birkirkara, Parish youth commission in Fleur De Lys, the MSSP Oratory and Youth Fellowship. They had the opportunity to meet a couple who helped a young boy in his turbulent childhood, a person who is teaching in the Corrective Facility of Kordin, a spiritual director who accompanies other people in their search to know and do God's will, a youth leader, a priest who himself receives God's forgiveness and himself is also a minister of the sacrament of reconciliation, a person from Caritas Malta who worked with drug addicts during their rehabilitation programme and other persons. These people shared their experiences and answered the questions asked by the adolescents and young people. Those who participated expressed feelings of joy and indicated that they learnt from the experiences of others.
The many words, stories and experiences of these people helped young people to become more aware and acknowledge that all these are an expression of the infinite Mercy of God. The young people present also had the opportunity to meet God in the Eucharist, which can help them continue to spread the mercy of God with those they meet.