Nope. Sorry but that doesn't cut it for me, and I’m even lumped into the category of one of those “too young to be accountable kids”. I do get it, yeah, we are still young, and we do make wrong choices and have to deal with the consequences, and that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the attitude which dismisses the mistakes and says they're okay, but then never tells the young person to reach and strive for something GREATER!
Our society has hit a sticking point, where it ONLY tells people to strive to be great in worldly things, which aren’t in themselves bad, but are NOT the only things we should be focusing on, and they’re not the most important things.
To be honest this problem is very prevalent in my generation. And it’s sad to see! We need saints, yet there is a lie out there that tells people (it’s hitting my peers hard) that they don’t’ need a deep spiritual life, that they’re fine without God, that prayer is over rated.
How’s that working out?
The world has done a great job. People are so lost they don’t even know what’s wrong, even though they now something is, because they’re not happy.
Go back to my friend in college and you see that this is the case even there, in this small, Midwest institute of higher learning. These students aren’t bad people, they’re lost, so lost, and their choices reflect how lost they are. There is good, my friend has told me, and praise God, but the epidemic of lost people is still so evident, it’s shocking.
Let’s face it, the majority of young people my age are lost. I wish I was wrong, I wish this wasn’t a fact, I wish it wasn’t true. The solution is what I wrote in my last post, and it’s really the only answer. No one can force these people to have a deeper conversion of heart, because of free will. It’s their choice. We can pray, fast, and sacrifice, all things which will help, but in the end it’s their choice.
What will help? One thing is to tell and show them that they have a greater purpose in life than only to live in the physical, tangible world. To tell them they have a place in heaven and that God has an amazing plan for them to fulfill!
We need a purpose, not just in physical ways, but also and more importantly in spiritual ways. We have a bunch of mindless young people who move from one thrill to the next, completely disconnected from the spiritual world which, like it or not, they are in the middle of. Young and old alike, we all need to make the decision every day, to do what is right or wrong. It is in front of us to choose, and then be held accountable for the decisions that we make.
God bless all. Signing off, Zac.
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