Pondering over some situations in my life lately, I asked myself this question yesterday.
Why do so many Christians hurt people, when we’re supposed to be the ones helping the hurting?
I’m talking the little ways that we hurt people, not necessarily the in your face type things.
Do you know how hurtful it is to be ignored?
To be treated like you’re weird or different, when all you want to do is fit in?
How about not being included in get-togethers that everyone else was invited to?
Do you know how it feels to be snubbed to the point of wanting to burst out in tears at a public event?
After moving cross country, I realized that I took having so many good friends for granted. You honestly have to look long and hard to find a good friend these days.
It’s just really disappointing to me that non-Christians teens are sometimes kinder and more caring than Christian teens. That’s really pitiful to me. I mean, we’re supposed to be setting the example, shining a light in the darkness, but instead, we’re standing in the background, gossiping about the new girl.
I believe that this generation of Christians has completely lost the “In the world, but not of it” mentality. We act like the world, when a lot of the world is acting like the Christians should be. And yet, they have no reason to be kind and we have a huge reason to. It’s so sad. Those of us who realize this and agree, need to stand up and make a difference.
How do we do that you ask? We find the person that is being ignored, left out, and called weird, and we show them that they are loved and that they have a purpose. Because in the blink of an eye, you could end up being the weird person with no friends, and need someone to do the same for you.
It may not seem like enough to change the world, but it’s really the only way we can. This generation needs to be rebuilt, one person at a time. It’s time for us to stand up for what we believe in, and build a new lighthouse that the world can to look to, and find the Light of the world. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to be one of the bricks that is a part of that foundation.