Being youth is not only about belonging to a particular age-group. More than that, it is an attitude, it is a character and it is a mental make-up. We consider someone yothful when they possess the appearance, freshmess, vigor, etc., of what we normally associate with thr youth. When we say someone is very youthful, we imply traits such as a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease, and more especially a person full of life. While we try to associate everething that is positive about life to the youth, we see today a contradiction in the way the youth live theyr lives. They seem worn-out, discouraged, without any hope or optimism. Youth without youthfulness is the tragedy of our times. (From ¨Youthfully Yours¨Introduction)
As we look around we see many people who are always found unhappy. We see them living their lives grudgingly. They go through life as if it is an obligation, as if they have no choice. As a result, they hate everything -they hate their school/college, they hate their job, they hate their families, they hate their friends, the hate their surroundings, and they even hate themselves. The natura outcome of this resentment is that they live a dead or at least a sluggish life. This a particular true of a huge number of young people in the world. But we know that treir lives are not meant to be that way.
As Mel Gibson said in movieBraveheart: Äll men... nut not all men truly live!" If Jesus came to bring us äbundant life, life to the full... unto overflowing¨, then why do so many of our youth miss that experience? Can the young be helped to live their lives to the full? We believe that they can be. (From " Awake! Arise and Shine¨ Introduction)
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