Millennials and eternal life
what is a full life, a complete one, limitless.”
Young people today ask questions. But the question most millennials would seem to ask today is“Why?” It is possible because for far too long we have been considered as mere “participants or observers” sometimes mere objects in society and in the church even problems to be solved. But today we want to be gladiators and directors of our own lives. I am a millennial, too.
One social commentator stated that “Millennials who ask the question ‘Why?’ don’t ask it to be rebellious, or to be a pain, or to skip all the hard work because we’re impatient but rather it is the result of our parents simply giving us too many participation awards. Millennials don’t ask this question out of impatience.” We ask because we want to take part, to provide value and do things better, to improve.
It is easy to put the blame on the millennials - to judge them as lazy and self-centered. They merely are trying and striving to survive in a world they received and not created for themselves. Maybe it is time we listen to them.
The young man - sincere in his desire to inherit eternal life asked Jesus what he must do. But a young person would certainly ask Jesus today, “Why would I want eternal life?” The young man in the gospel today understood that there is more to life than following