There’s a change that is happening in our culture. It’s not pretty. It’s actually pretty messy.
We’re not standing up for the activities that are priorities.
We’ve given up control for a few bucks. For comfort.
This has been noticeable in the youth group I work with.
We have students that are on fire and enjoy coming to youth group. They encourage their friends to attend.
Then they get a job. Or join a sports team. Slowly, they stop coming.
Students stop coming because work REQUIRES them to work on Wednesday night. Or they can’t attend a youth event because they CANNOT miss a practice.
It shows that what was once a priority is no longer a priority. They’ve elevated work or practice or friends to a higher place.
Action expresses priorities.
— Mahatma Gandhi