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: I am having trouble staying in peace. All my friends seem to have fun getting all worked up about this thing or that. They scream, argue and text each other the latest problems. I don't want to live like that. I want to have fun and laugh with my friends, not argue all the time. What can I do?
ANSWER: Peace begins with each person. It is difficult to be in a group that only wants to argue and scream and get upset. You can talk to your friends about finding something different to do that is actually fun and not destructive. If they continue to argue, you might have to find some new friends. The more you stay in peace, the more likely those around you will stay in peace. If someone wants to argue with you, a good phrase to use is: "You may be right." And then change the subject. We have to work at being peaceful all the time, even adults have to work to stay in peace.
-- Reverend Arlyn
Contact Reverend Arlyn for any and all suggestions, questions, or comments you may have.