To the Church: An Open letter from Millenials

Dear Church leaders,

Please do understand that young people nowadays — especially us the Millenials, are very vocal about our opinions and feelings.

We do not mean to be irreverent, defiant or impolite — we just want to be heard.

combat_apathy_byYou see, even though we look like we don’t care, we are aware of the problems in our community today. And we know that as the future leaders, soon it will become our problems, too! So we want to be part of the solution now.

Please note that when we call out problems, when we ask questions, when we speak our minds, IT MEANS THAT WE CARE. It means we hope you will acknowledge our tiny contributions — like a child giving his piggy bank to “help out” in the family budget. It means we trust your maturity and judgment that “you will not look down on us just because we are young” (1 Tim 4:12) — even though sometimes we admittedly speak in less mature ways.

But when the time comes that you see us in Church, physically present yet mentally absent..
or when you see us displaying signs of our usually bored, disinterested, apathetic and I-don’t-care-and-i-dont-give-a-damn state of mind…
— or worse, when you no longer see us sitted in those pews anymore..

…then that means we’ve given up hope.

Either we joined a different Christian community where we feel our opinions are valued, no matter how different they were; or we totally we stopped caring about anything anymore.

 

APATHY kills no one; Apathy is DEATH itself.

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.

― Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize awardee

 

Respectfully,

Your Next In Line Leaders:
The Millenials

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One thought on “To the Church: An Open letter from Millenials

  1. I do hope that you will never stop caring about anything. 🙂 A Christian, after all is said and done, is a “salt and light to the world.”

    Millennials or not, Christians in general, are not only called to be Christ-like, but to make a difference…to make a “positive difference” to the world we live in. And we could only do that if we care enough about what’s going on around us. 😉

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