I teach a Sunday School class for 13 and 14 year olds at Church and today their lesson was on trials, weaknesses and humility.
I asked them a question that gave them pause -- "Tell me about a time when you experienced a trial -- What has been your greatest challenge?"
I think being a kid today is more of a challenge than ever. With drugs, pornography, a relentless assault upon the senses by technology and the pressures of mere conformity in an eroding society has kids feeling pressure like no other generation in the past.
Locally we have dealt with serious issues such as suicide, anorexia and prescription drug abuse amongst kids this age so I honestly felt like I asked a question that should have been easy to answer.
But they struggled with the question and candidly told me they just had nothing to compare in their experience with the trials of their parents and grandparents.
Still more surprising to me was the admission...