Mission Sunday is a day set aside each year for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church's missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.
It is time, therefore, for Catholics and Evangelicals, corporately and individually, to recommit ourselves to the life of discipleship that ought to be the distinctive mark of Christians.
So today let us recommit ourselves to continuing history's great and necessary task.
Let us recommit ourselves to the slow and painstaking work of statecraft, which sees peace, not war as being inevitable.
‘As we meet today at this monument, we once again recommit ourselves to the friendship, solidarity and unity that have brought us this far,’ he said.
And so that these young people will not have died in vain, as President Lincoln said, we have to recommit our country to a sense of community.
Perhaps if we see ourselves in this human story, we can recommit ourselves to ending the fragmentation, the divisiveness, and the horror we see around us.
We must recommit ourselves to building a world where democracy and rights prevail.
This summit must reaffirm the Millennium Development Goals and recommit the world to achieving these targets by 2015.
Youth Month should therefore be used as an occasion to recommit ourselves to the initial vision of the United Nations, that is, to put young people once again at the center of development.