This youth worker’s story really resonates with me. The focus of this video is on adolescents and teens but I think it is true of so many people. When we make mistakes we want to run and hide but this does not solve our problems. I know I need to be reminded about the grace God has for me in the situations when I screw up. What is our response as the church, as role models, as mentors to young people when they screw up? Do we say “I told you so?” or maybe “What did you think would happen?” I think the much more appropriate and much more useful for students to have people in their life who pursued them and reminded them about God’s love, truth, and grace in their life.
I am making it my resolution to respond to my students in these ways that provide more of an example of Christ’s love. I hope that in the process of responding to my students in this way that I will also be reminded of these truths of God in my life as well.