Met with Barbara Fleury, the Youth Ministry Director at Holy Faith Church in Gainseville, Florida. She has her kids working at the local Soup Kitchen, visiting a nearby Catholic Worker house… all to expose them to those in need. She said it is critical that youth who are well off be exposed to those in need to increase their sense of social justice. Later at Mass here, Father Ignatius Plathanam said to follow Jesus is to be: “counter-cultural” (in American society). He talked about the famous Dr. Tom Dooley who renounced a lucrative medical career to work with the poor, as an example.