Pope Francis is personally inviting young people to be one of a million people standing for Jesus on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2016 for a gathering known as “Together 2016“.
According to its organizers “Together 2016 is the day our generation will meet on the National Mall to come together around Jesus in unified prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change. We’re coming together with as many people as possible who believe Jesus changes everything.”
In the video, Pope Francis says:
“I know there is something in your heart that moves you and that makes you restless because a young person who is not restless is an old person. And you have youthfulness, and youthfulness breeds restlessness.
What is your restlessness? Do you know what it is or do you not know? Do you want to know what your restlessness is?
I invite you to a great gathering of youth in Washington, D.C. to find the one who can give you an answer to your restlessness.
I assure you, you will not be frustrated. God does not leave anyone disillusioned. Jesus is waiting for you. He is the one who planted the seeds of restlessness in your heart, Give it a try! You don’t have anything to lose! Try it! Then you can tell me.”
Together 2016’s website says: “We believe there’s power in coming together. Jesus promised whenever two or more come together in His name, He is present. It’s emboldening to join with others, to know we’re not alone, to realize we can do more together than apart.”
July 16, 2016 is the day when this generation lays down what divides us and lifts up Jesus who unites us. On a day of unified prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change, we will meet on the National Mall to declare that Jesus changes everything.
We believe Jesus can do unprecedented things in our time. Our dream is for more than one million people from all backgrounds to be part of this generation-defining day.
In 2012, a group of people from different backgrounds, known then as RESET Movement, began sharing the message of a “reset” at events and gatherings. The term relates to technology, where a reset clears past errors and gets the system working toward its created purpose. In the same way, every person is created for a purpose—but we have downloaded the wrong files, corrupted the system, and fallen away from God’s best for our lives. Each of us needs a reset, and Jesus offers everyone a supernatural reset.
Over the last few years, more than a half million young people have texted, typed, or written down prayers asking Jesus to reset their addictions, purity, priorities, internet habits, and hopes. We’ve heard arenas full of thousands of people calling out deeply personal prayers for Jesus to reset their lives.
Together 2016 will be a massive collective moment when we will ask Jesus to reset our lives, our nation, and our generation.
To find out more or count yourself among the million young people attending, visit reset2016.com