World Youth Day has come to a close and we have gone our separate ways. Repeatedly we have been asked, "What will you bring back with you?" "How have you changed from the World Youth Day experience?" "How will you explain what you have experienced?" And we have all changed. Some in large ways and some in small ways. Grace has been poured upon us in ways we may know. Grace has been showered on us in ways that will be revealed later.
The city is different now. Madrid is calmer. The Holy Father has left. And we are different as well. We have taken so much with us from World Youth Day.
We are now witnesses for the Gospel. We are now firmer in the faith. We are rooted in Christ Jesus!