Here in Sydney this week!
World Youth Day is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith around a particular theme. The WYD08 theme, received from Pope Benedict XVI is:
'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.' Acts 1:8
This passage occurs after the death and resurrection of Jesus, just before his ascension to the Father. It represents the birth of the Church.
I am a volunteer WYD Homestay co-ordinator in my parish. So yesterday was flat out organising pilgrimsfor our parish - and we are going to have 8-10 young Iraqi Christian males stay with our family this week! ( It may be a week of short workouts - was thinking Jillian Michael's set. But today will be a fun cardio - one of the Turbo Jams.)
It will definitely be a week of blessings.
P.S. My eating on Friday was terrible - I was home alone for awhile, eveyone else was out and that was scary to say the least! I had a lot of work to do for WYD . So I dealt with stress and loneliness and just plain scariness by eating a whole pack of peanut M& Ms - 1000 calories! Woah, just when you think you have emotional eating under control...