OPEN INVITATION TO ALL YOUTH: Send us your stories and thoughts about your own spiritual journey for the Youth Insights page. We welcome all questions that lead to a greater understanding of the spiritual journey. Go to the Contact page and fill in the form using "Youth Story" as the subject. If your story or thought is too long, please contact Reverend Arlyn.
YOUTH QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Why should I be the one to make peace? What’s wrong with giving back what I get?
ANSWER: This is a good question and people have been asking the same question for centuries. The simple reason each person should learn to practice peace is because if we don’t learn how to live in peace with each other, we will destroy humanity. Making war and perpetuating violence has not brought peace or happiness to the world. Violence only brings more violence, war and destruction. Did you know that in Africa, almost all the men have killed each other off? In some countries there are only boys left to carry on. If the violence continues there will be no more males. Each of us is responsible to learn how to make peace. We can only change ourselves. We have to stop returning violence with more violence. Sometimes that means we have to walk away. Sometimes it means doing what you know to be right to stop it. Without peace, our world will end. Wouldn’t you rather see it continue, grow and evolve? It is up to each one of us to help make peace in the world.
-- Reverend Arlyn
Contact Reverend Arlyn for any and all suggestions, questions, or comments you may have.