What could I possibly have in common these holy people? The love of God, of the poor, of YOUTH! Pope John Paul ll started World Youth Days 19 years prior to his death. Mother Teresa spent years taking care of the poor and dying. My kids are not physically starving but dying, just as surely, from addiction. I could never make the impact of these two people. But in my little corner of the world, I do believe, I can make a difference.