I ran into one of my old youth group kids online.
Turns out he grew up in the church and left Christ behind in 2005.
I’m still processing that. It’s like a kid I love committed suicide in his late twenties, but he’s still walking around. You want to ask how could you do that?! but it’s an awkward to ask one of the walking dead about his demise.
I don’t miss youth work. 80% of the kids who have faith when they graduate high school don’t by the time they hit 21. It’s like fighting in a war where four out of five of your buddies die every three years. The hits on morale don’t bear thinking on.
Still clinging to Jesus…