Teenagers, eh?

I was at a youth group last week and it was really well led (not by me).

During the session, the kids were asked to pick a place to live & place their name by it. Gradually the leader then introduced various cards & put them next to the places and people’s names. For example there were cards like ‘shops’, ‘mosque’, ‘rubbish tip’, ‘hostel for asylum seekers’ etc. At any point the children could move their card. Many did move their card.

After a while, the leader introduced the card ‘Jesus’: where would he go? Immediately, the children made suggestions that broadly equated to the nice places.

I was shocked: these kids had been around Christians: had they listened to nothing that they said? After a while, my shock abated: they had- but they had just watched how we lived so much more…