Imagine a child has a strict teacher and shares their struggle with the parent/caretaker. The adult may say, ‘Chin up! This experience is prepping you for the real, cruel world.’ Or maybe the parent takes action and inquires with the teacher or school.
Or maybe the parent tells the kid their presence actually helps break the cruel world–they are challenging to the teacher’s way of working/thinking.
Life throws so many hits we may be tempted to “Get Hard.”
For anyone who thought ‘I want nothing to do with God, or “Christians” because of what they do, say, put into policy’ (read: USA, White House), or for any who had the bible used against them, outcasts not “good enough” for “Church,” or those who asked too many questions, had too many ideas, or just didn’t fit. To all who wonder if unconditional love is real, if God cares, or if there are better things to come.. This if for you. <3
Rebel Christian Alphabet. Rock heartily.
A – Always look up, because this world will break your heart and press your soul like a coffee bean–read: crush.
B – Be Weary of people who claim to be Christian, or quote scripture(s) but have a way, rhetoric or straight-up deeds that are anything but Christ-like.
C – Compassion is the Compass
D – Don’t be Afraid to Stand Up for what you believe in, Speak Out for those who can’t speak for themselves, and Fight Hard to the Finish (usque ad finem)
This is Day 3 from the #UnashamedList Series. Special series written especially for youth or young adults navigating issues like sexual integrity, porn addiction, identity, etc. Series intro here.
Money isn’t the purpose of life.
I know media and music clips imply otherwise, but aren’t we made for more than amassing wealth?