There are days I want to quit Young Life, but those days have been rare in almost 10 years on staff. Inevitably these times come out of being overwhelmed with the brokenness kids deal with.
It never takes more than a day to realize that ignoring it doesn’t make it go away.
I don’t want to run from it.
I want to run toward the darkness and point people to the light.
You may have seen this video in the last few days. It hurts to watch. The tragic news is that the girl in the video took her own life after making this video.
I hope we can be people who love those that are bullied. I want those who are bullied to know they have value just for who they are. I want to have the courage to stand up for those who are being bullied.
I hope we can be people who love the bullies. I want to be someone who knows their stories so well that I might have an understanding of what is going on that makes them treat other people this way. I want to have the courage to help them realize the hurt they cause others.
There is enough need for healing, redemption, love, and hope that we ought to jump out of bed on Monday morning full of meaning and purpose.
Somebody needs you tomorrow
***Bullying is not something that only happens in the halls of high schools and middle schools.
It happens in your work place too.
It happens anywhere power is misused.