So it appears that some college students are “shaking” at the thought of the Vice-President speaking at their school.
Now…regardless of your politics, something is dreadfully, terribly wrong when 21-year-old college graduates are ‘shaking’ at the idea of listening to an American politician give a speech. There are indeed things that cause me to shake – but listening to a guy talk isn’t generally one of them.
Back in my day, if any sitting VP spoke at my college I would have been excited about it. It’s interesting and unique, if nothing else. Of course, I was raised in a different era when people generally expressed thoughts openly and held public discourse without getting triggered and such. Yet…
..in spite of that, let’s not forget that there are MANY, MANY young people with brilliant minds and strong characters. As an educator I have come across many such young people, and know that this generation holds great potential for great things.
Don’t ever doubt that.
The truth is that this generation is indeed under attack. Not from Mike Pence. Not from Donald Trump. Not from AOC or Bernie. They are under steady attack from the one who has been attacking the hearts and minds of humanity since he convinced Adam and Eve that God didn’t really have their best interests in mind.
The thought of Satan vying for the hearts of an entire generation? Now that makes me shake.
Yet our battle is spiritual, and so must be our weapons.
Let us pray steadfastly for and with the younger generations.
Let us show them patience and share wisdom.
Let us be an example of strong adulthood, and invite them to join us.
Let us live out our faith and reason in a real, meaningful way.
Let us refrain from complaining about them, but rather work to understand them and help them to see through the fog and confusion we have allowed to cloud their path.
This is how we start fighting back.