Each generation must deal with the issues of its time. Frequently this means coming to terms with a new awareness. Sometimes the past helps, but that’s not guaranteed. Often the new perspectives of young people show naiveite, innocence, and sometimes great insight. From a Christian perspective, wise people always pay attention for God to communicate through people of any age since God speaks through the Holy Spirit regardless of one’s age or experience. Consider the phrase, “Out of the mouths of babes.”
For Gen Z, the need to be “real” simply calls for honesty and openness. The term “deal” invites and holds accountable the need to face whatever social issues present themselves—both the predictable and the unpredictable. The term “heal” draws on Christ’s ministry of redemption, acknowledging our brokenness in this world and the need for the miraculous in large and small ways.
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