Today's WYD Fix

"Pictures of the day" from the official WYD site. Please do not miss the Pope's beautiful address to seminarians, which can apply by extension to us all. A small taste:
The Magi set out because of a deep desire which prompted them to leave everything and begin a journey. It was as though they had always been waiting for that star. It was as if the journey had always been a part of their destiny, and was finally about to begin. Dear friends, this is the mystery of God’s call, the mystery of vocation. It is part of the life of every Christian, but it is particularly evident in those whom Christ asks to leave everything in order to follow him more closely. The seminarian experiences the beauty of that call in a moment of grace which could be defined as “falling in love”. His soul is filled with amazement, which makes him ask in prayer: “Lord, why me?” But love knows no “why”; it is a free gift to which one responds with the gift of self.
Here's the link, too, to his remarks upon visiting the Cologne synagogue. And Tim Drake has color reporting of that event and the Pope's lunch with young people --in which he refused the gourmet meal prepared for him and requested what the young people were having (omelettes --it's Friday).