Independence is championed in modern culture. Being self-sufficient is seen as the ultimate goal of success. We’re pushed to rely on ourselves and make decisions based on our own good and preservation.
This has led to some major problems in life, because we were created by God for community.
Consequently, I have noticed a general trend among young people. They’re searching for community. They’re searching for a place of belonging. Even those without any religious background understand the innate desire to belong to something greater than themselves.
As Christian young people, we too feel this longing for community in a culture that prizes independence so highly.
Christians, we need the church.
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