Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why I do what I do…

I’ve been doing some thinking lately about why I do what I do.  What is it that drives me?  That gives me the passion & love I have for young people?

I was struggling to put it into words.  I knew it, but couldn’t communicate it.  Until recently I came across a familiar passage in Matthew that I had temporarily forgotten:

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:13-14

This is it. This is why I do what I do.  To help every young person who crosses my path find the narrow gate.

I write as one who has walked the road that leads to destruction.  I spent many years on that road, lost, and yet I managed to rediscover the narrow gate – because of my youth worker.  He was the one who walked with me, who put up with me, who loved me, who was passionate about me, who believed in me.  Without him I would undoubtedly be lost.

With this now fresh in my mind I have a renewed passion and a renewed energy and urgency to help those young people I work with.

Rediscovering (or maybe discovering) why you do what you do is exciting, re-energising and can really help focus you.

Why do you do what you do?

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