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: Forgiveness is too hard to do. Why should I forgive, none of my friends forgive each other or even care?
ANSWER: Forgiveness is hard to do but often the greatest rewards come from doing hard things. When someone hurts you, you naturally don’t want to forgive them. Instead you want to tell everybody who will listen just how bad that person is. This really hurts you more than it hurts them because you relive the hurt every time you tell the story. Forgiveness is really for yourself first and then to make things right between you and your friend or family member. It is the responsibility of every individual to be the first to forgive. You care even if no one else does.
-- Reverend Arlyn
Contact Reverend Arlyn for any and all suggestions, questions, or comments you may have.