I learned very early in my ministry that not everyone would like me. I learned every parent and every student carried unique emotional, relational, and theological baggage into every interaction I had with them.
I learned that not every program I worked hard to create and execute would be well attended.
I learned that students will text while you speak and snapchat while you pray. I have felt the sting of the unanswered text, the unreturned phone call, and the ignored high five.
I have also discovered the potential of sharing and connecting. I have seen the sacredness in a new understanding of God, and felt the power of teenagers encountering the Holy Spirit.
There is beauty in the attempt. There is sacredness in trying. I hope you will try again this week