Growing in faith and commitment
Sentamu said that young people are aware that there must be something more than what meets the eye, there must be more to life than what they can currently see.
“Young people know in their bones that there must be something better, something more worthwhile than the self-centredness which is attracted by the promise of endless pleasure but which somehow never seems to deliver.
“It can’t be right for consumerism (which we used to call greed) to measure the worth of human beings by what they own, what they eat and how up to date with fashion they are. You only need to consider this for 30 seconds to realise that the whole package is actually sub-human.
“We are made for that greater reality,” stated the Archbishop.
Then speaking from personal experience, Sentamu recalled how UK missionaries brought this dedicated faith and practice to his home country of Uganda and how he wishes everyone could know that same vision of love and passion for God.
Dedication is an action that grows in phases throughout a person’s life. It is not a spontaneous event. Therefore, if you want to increase your commitment to God understand that it is okay to not have 100 per cent devotion right away. Grow your faith one action, one form of commitment at a time.