Above all, the Pope's message aims to transmit to the young, often today in search of meaning, the full realization of having a mission in life; indeed, better: to be a mission: "Every man and woman is a mission, and this is the reason why he finds himself living on earth," explains the Pontiff.
Why the Pope exhorts them not to be afraid of Christ and His Church, announcing "that which it has freely received" in order to "share ... the way and the truth that lead to the sense of living on this earth." And he invites young people to ask themselves: "What would Christ do in my place?"
The Pope is aware that "the transmission of faith, the heart of the Church's mission, takes place through the 'contagion' of love", and young people can do so very much to reach the peripheries, the outskirts or inner cities, because they are also accustomed to the demands of the modern world's boundaries and able to tear down its walls and overcome its confines. But we cannot be satisfied: "the mission to the ends of the earth requires the gift of oneself," the Pope clearly states.
Hence he praises every initiative capable of stimulating young people in and towards the encounter with Jesus and to be at the service of the youngest - as well as missionary volunteers - and concludes by reminding every single young person: "Never think that you have nothing to give or that you do not need anybody. Many people need you, think about it."
Joyful witness, an open heart, the gift of self of the missionaries of the Salesian Family ... These are the elements that today make the catechumen Samlouth, an 18-year-old student at the Don Bosco Technical School in Poipet, Cambodia say: "I am deeply moved by the love of Jesus for his enemies. I would like to become a disciple of Jesus, to love others more than myself. This is I how I would like to answer to God who has always loved us!"