Life, in general, is messy.
I’ll readily confess to you that my life is a mess. And I suspect yours is, too. Now, I'm not going to give you all of the details of the messiness of my life, and I don't need to know yours either. After all, there are some things that are best shared with only our closest friends and family members and don't need to be published in blogs, tweets, and status updates (no, my friend, all of the Internet doesn’t need to see a close-up photo of the tonsils you are having removed later today, but thanks anyway??).
Since much of life can be quite messy, why should we be surprised when ministry gets messy, too? When bunches of messy people get together anywhere – including parishes and in youth ministry programs - things can get messy real quick. Read more »