Tuesday, December 11, 2012

youth formation

Who has been your teacher this year, officially or unofficially?

Mostly? These guys

taught me:

  • it really is all about relationship.
  • technology is overrated.
  • romance was never not annoying.
  • the world is a fascinating place, full of things we don't yet know and get to be curious about. For instance:
    • physics=awesome. dance=awesome. middle school girls' basketball=awesome. video games=awesome. percy jackson=awesome. paradox=awesome. rock climbing=awesome. social justice=awesome. 
  • road-trip sing-a-longs may be the makings of heaven.
  • awkwardness is actually appealing.
  • joy and pain are for everyone, no matter how good you are, no matter how old you are.
  • generally: if it isn't fun, it isn't worth it...and there are a million ways to make almost any given thing FUN.
  • we are, all of us, so fragile and so permeable. those of us who've learned to curl up inside makeshift shells might do well to poke our heads out, now and then - there's a lot of goodness to be soaked up.

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