Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Millenials are leaving...the Millenials are leaving...

There has been a lot of chatter recently about the Church and the Millennial Generation (roughly those born between 1983 to 2000).  I found this response to be the most useful (and it is written by someone of that generation):

So what does it mean to live a Christian Life?  Here are a couple of thoughts from a member of an earlier generation:
“Being holy . . . does not mean being perfect but being whole; it does not mean being exceptionally religious or being religious at all; it means being liberated from religiosity and religious pietism of any sort; it does not mean being morally better, it meas being exemplary; it does not mean being godly, but rather being truly human.”
William Stringfellow, A Keeper of the Word: Selected Writings
“The practice of the Christian life consists of the discernment of (the seeing and hearing), and the reliance upon (the reckless and uncalculating dependence), and the celebration (the ready and spontaneous enjoyment) of the presence of the Word of God in the common life of the world.”
William Stringfellow, A Private And Public Faith

1 comment:

aprilanecdotes said...

I love these quotes.