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19 Twentysomething Struggles Summed Up By The Pope's Tweets

Pope: "What is at stake is our own dignity." Me: "Same."

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1. When you first graduate and you're struggling:

O Lord, comfort all those who suffer, especially the sick, the poor and the unemployed.

2. When you're getting rejected for post-grad jobs so you just repeat this mantra:

If money and material things become the center of our lives, they seize us and make us slaves

3. When you finally get a job and start on minimum wage:

All of us must struggle so that work can become a reality of humanization and a positive future.

4. When you're using most of your wage to rent out a shitty room in the city:

The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.

5. When you're at pre-drinks and tipsily dilvulge all your secrets:

As we exit the confessional, we will feel his strength which gives new life and restores ardor to the faith. After confession we are reborn.

6. When you try and do your makeup drunkenly:

Vanity not only distances us from God: it makes us look ridiculous.

7. When you get a text from your ex at 2am:

What is at stake is our own dignity.

8. When you can't remember the name of that guy from last night:

Every Christian is a “Christopher”, that is, a bearer of Christ!

9. When you're on day two of your hangover:

10. And when you're hungover AF and have to go to work:

How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake.

11. When you're on a Macca's run:

Entering through the Holy Door means discovering the depths of the Father’s mercy, who seeks each of us personally.

12. When your friends don't text you back in a timely fashion:

As Christians, we cannot be self-centred, but must always be open to others and for others.

13. When you'd rather just Netflix and chill on your own, than go out:

Beware of getting too comfortable! When we are comfortable, it’s easy to forget other people.

14. When you ordered dinner for two, but you're the only one eating it:

Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!

15. When you need that extra inspiration to finish your pizza:

Consumerism has accustomed us to waste. But throwing food away is like stealing it from the poor and hungry.

16. When you let bae win a fight:

How marvellous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!

17. When your bff shouts a round of drinks:

Mary is full of grace. She is a sure refuge for us in times of temptation.

18. When your selfie doesn't get enough likes:

I prefer a family with a tired face from sacrifices made rather than a pretty one which is unfamiliar with tenderness and compassion.

19. And when you decide to quit social media:

How good it is for us when the Lord unsettles our lukewarm and superficial lives.

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