Geoff and I have finished up at youth and the current state of what happens with them at our church remains uncertain.
On Sunday, they came and asked Geoff for the key to the room.
3/4 through the sermon I got too curious and went out to see what they were up to. The ten there let me in and I sat down in their circle. They told me about the verses they had read and discussed – thanks to Petey – one of the older crew. And they included me in their ‘go round the circle with a few questions’ – which is what we used do in youth. What’s on for holidays? What colour are your undies? Who would you turn gay for? Had to laugh. They got to asking each other about what the could pray for and nearly got as far as doing so until someone launched into a story and it got forgotten. I was intentionally a participant and I didn’t lead a thing.
I can’t say how it made me feel except that I was extremely proud and little overwhelmed.
They are as much my friends as they ever were my youth group.