Educating for the Lived Gospel #125

So Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. (John 6:67-68)

There are many distractions in modern life. Consumerism – the constant ‘wanting’ touted as ‘good for the economy’ is one. Another is a restless need to constantly be busy, be productive. Another still is the way work demands can spill over into non-working hours. These examples, and others like them, are never sated. Where will we find true meaning for our lives? Augustine’s words, which echo the scripture passage, are well put: “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you”. Am I making regular time to find that rest?
 
Young people have a variety of influences on them such as family, friends, social media, Internet and TV. Exploration is a natural part of being young. However, young people can be easily influenced – not being sure which way to turn. Our influence, our example of ‘finding rest’ in our faith is important to share with our young people.
 
Have a great week!
Patrick
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One thought on “Educating for the Lived Gospel #125

  1. Hi Pat, yes our young people are our future and I pray that they find time or make time to dwell and find rest in Christ’s presence otherwise they find it in many other ways. I admire so greatly the secondary teachers who walk with and for our young people in making Christ relevant and purposeful. Thanks Pat, Maree

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