Monday, August 17, 2015


Being a Young Life leader is hard. 

As much as we love high schoolers, many of them are just difficult to love. Apart from Christ in us, it wouldn't make much sense to love them. 

They reject us. 
They ignore our texts. 
They're mean. 
They lie. 
They have terrible habits.
They don't listen.
They're filled with hate.
They make awful decisions.  
They're too far gone.
They're just unlovable. 

Thank God for Jesus. The One who has and will always love these kids. And the One who loves us when we're just as unlovable.

As we return to the high schools this fall and encounter teenagers who are hard to love, here's a powerful reminder of why we're even able to love them. 

Jesus Wants The Rose 

"But God demonstrates His love for us in this, while we were still sinners Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8 

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