Random thought while trying to do calculus of variations on polar coordinates in Duffield:

Over the course of the past 3-4 years, the notion of the youth-group leader superhero has quickly been shed. Of course, for some of them, I’ve learned of an honest, raw struggle with who exactly this God of the universe is, and have grown only to respect and love them more because of that — that the joyful exterior was only a reflection of the struggle to praise Him on the inside.

… unfortunately, on the flipside, there are those whom I’ve found out things about that youth group kids should not hear about. Things that in themselves aren’t not un-redeemable, but the effort to either hide or brush off have really been… outright disgusting. There are less of these type of people, but right away I can think of a spattering.

And I wonder — God calls us to love them, love you, still.
But does that mean I have to respect you?

1 Response to “older”

  1. 1 pearlie. September 27, 2007 at 1:02 am

    so im going home this weekend.
    im excited to go home, catch up with people..
    .. see my brother ..

    but im not excited about seeing them.
    im very much dreading it.

    wendy. please pray for me..

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