Lead me in your truth, and teach me (Ps 25:5)
As human beings, we always have limited knowledge, understanding and wisdom. No-one has the truth ’sewn up’. Over time we may grow in our comprehension of the truth. We are taught and led, by God’s grace, through the scriptures, Church teaching, as well as people and events of our lives. A particular combination of events can prepare us, draw us to a greater appreciation of an aspect of truth – about ourselves, others or God.
Clearly we have a role to play in leading and teaching the young people in our care. We can help young people young people discern the truth from that which just advances a product, brand, or someone’s ‘bottom line’. Another significant part that we can play is to help young people to understand that, as much as they are learning about themselves now, they do not ‘arrive’ at 18, 28 or any other age. Over time, our enthusiasm to do so may wane but as long as we remain open, we can continue to learn and grow as individuals.
Have a great week!