Philip asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ The Ethiopian replied, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ (Acts 8:30-31)
Whether it is a book of scripture or the book of my life, I need a reliable guide. That could be someone who has demonstrated knowledge and wisdom on a topic or someone who has lived life and reflected upon it. There is no shortage of information today but does it guide and nurture me?
A guide rounds out the details and cares about whether I truly understand. In much the same way, it is our task to guide the young people in our care – on both faith and life as they are inextricably linked. Jesus has ‘the words of eternal life’ (John 6:68). We must nurture ourselves so that we can nurture our young people in turn.
Have a great week!