Good morning parents!
This past week we began our intergenerational Sunday school class called faith for Exiles, and spent some time reflecting on generational differences. We talked about the phenomenon of "youth bashing" and the strange pattern we see in history where the older generations lose hope in the younger ones. All the way back in the first century AD, Seneca the Elder wrote, “Our young men have growth slothful. Their talents are left idle, and there is not a single honorable occupation for which they will toil night and day.” We hear those echoes today, as Millennials are stereotyped as lazy and entitled, and our students are seen as addicted to technology and have the worst attention spans in history.
We spent some time talking about how this is a universal experience, and everyone was young once! We tied that into a generational differences chart and set the stage for next weeks class where we will dive into how to practically for meaningful intergenerational relationships.
In youth group we hear from Forrest Kamper about how God speaks to us! He challenged us to make a habit out of trying to discern the voice of God in our lives through quiet prayer and scripture reading. Next week, I'll take back over and we will spend some time talking about how scripture reading doesn't have to be a chore!!
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