'Harnessing The Passion
Of The Millennials'
The topic of last week's blog post was the generation of what we commonly refer to as the Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000. I knew as I wrapped up my post that I'd not said all I had to say, therefore I've chosen to pick up where I left off. If you missed last week's blog, it's just a click of the above button away...now, where did I leave off...
One thing that can be said with certainty is the Millennial generation is indeed a passionate bunch of young folks, probably the most passionate people to come along in a century or so. Whatever their cause is or their beliefs may be, by God, they're passionate about it. There are those who are passionately liberal in their political views, as we witnessed in amazement during the last political election. Some choose to stand up for pro-choice, others voice their opinions on gay rights. Still more are adamantly vocal on their choice of atheism or agnotic beliefs. There is a vast range of values (or non-values) to choose from that any one young millennial can pick to represent. Make no mistake, they do so with great passion...and their passion has the power to change the world as we know it. And so it does.
I was very clear in last week's comments that I firmly believe it is us,the baby boomers and even those falling into the Generation X category that has led these young, new leaders of the world to the point they are now. Who would have ever believed that in our lifetime gay couples would be granted the freedom to legally marry. Did we ever think that not only would our government stand behind legal abortions, in fact rally for the right, but also PAY for the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Did we ever see the legalization of marajuana coming? And would we ever imagine we would have to refrain from uttering the word 'Christmas?' Yes indeed, the millenials have power.
I'm as guilty as anybody. Out of the four children I raised, as a family, myself and three of my children never darkened the doorway of a church. Never said a bedtime prayer, in fact never spoke of God or religion. It just wasn't at the top of our list of priorities. So, without any spiritual training, these children set out on their own to form their own views of the world, just as millions of other millennials. I fear that of all the things I may have to answer for on Judgement Day, that may well be at the top of the list. To make matters worse, I fear there will be a very long line ahead of me explaining why they too failed their children.
Now I get down to the nut cuttin' and if you are apt to get pissed off at what I'm about to say, now would be a good time to leave. When a doctor terminates the life of a baby born alive during an abortion procedure, he faces possible murder charges. What makes so much dfference in that six inch tunnel from womb to fresh air that changes everything? Why is it not considered murder inside the womb? It is what it is regardless what society says it is. In just a few years our courts will be clogged with gay divorces, consuming our legal system as it tried to determine who pays who alimony and spousal support, and which gets half of who's benefits that were so gallantly fought for throughout the court system for a decade. When individuals and organizations are forced by our legal system to take down crosses, refrain form praying at ball games or at school...all to keep from offending someone who doesn't see things the way we do...it's a sad day in our great nation.
Yes, the millennials are a great generation which has achieved much. Had we only taken our greatest task to heart when we had the chance, had we shown our children the right path to follow, what awesome accomplishments might we have witnessed during our lifetime? Many of you will insist that all that has been achieved are great accomplishments...not according to the Book I read or the God I worship. Regardless of what society tells you, neither right nor wrong are in the eyes of the beholder...our Creator has it chisled in stone. As my preacher says from time to time, you may not like what I have to tell you, but I feel it is my job...and it is yours to listen...and then THINK about what you've absorbed.
The passion of the Millenials...is it too late to harvest it for the good of mankind? I for one will not stop trying!