Friday, December 16, 2011

A Lost Generation? Says Who?

We live in a world that comprises of people of different generations. Some among the old suspect the new by lamenting back to the "Good old days." Some among the young complain about their parents and some of the older generation are so old-fashioned and inflexible to changes. The fact is this. Every generation has their own sets of challenges, and it is not wise to try to act as if we know what is best for a generation that is not ours. [This is an expanded re-posting of my earlier blog post here.]

This video is an example of how we can unwittingly try to impose our own views on others. The problem is less of values per se, but more of a lack of trust on our part. Paul the Apostle reminds us:

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:1-4)

Remember to trust one another more. For the lack of trust is the root of all suspicions and misunderstandings.


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