One of the things that people who work with youth in churches care a lot about is that those youth have close relationships with each other. We call it bonding.
I wonder if we don’t actually mean something else though. I wonder if bonding is not so much a goal of our ministry with young people as it is a byproduct. I wonder if the healthy thriving community of Christian disciples that we are trying to form is not held together more by common values and aims than it is by close personal bonds.
That’s all I have for today. I slept through both my alarms.