Wish I could remember where I got this quote from….
I refuse to believe that exclusion, smoking pot, casual sex, criminal records, disengagement, hot temper, and disrespect is what any of the young people in God’s world were made for. This stuff isn’t natural to them. Yes, it might have become second nature to them. But first nature – those are the things of God. Each person is made for God, flourishes in light and only finds fulfilment in God’s ways for them. So when we offer people these chances to explore being part of God’s actions in doing things for others, or in framing their lives around God’s ways, we find that this good news is the best news for them, and that God’s image in them shines when they reflect his ways.