Run toward them. Loving teenagers when they fail.

April, the youth pastor in this video, is also a friend of mine. Her essence is beautifully illustrated as she talks about loving teenagers in their sin and in their failures. Much of April's essence should also be ours, the essence of Christ. I love that I get to work in a community who understands this, but who also knows that we may struggle actually doing these things. Thank you for the reminder as we run toward those younger than us with arms of grace and with leadership that says that a person's worth isn't bound up in past failures but bound up in the eternal grace of God.

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