12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 4: 12
Teenage pregnancy, juvenile crimes, drug addiction, these are just some problems of the society that involves the so-called “Hope of the future”. It feels so sad to hear news about riots which involves these group of people. There are even cases of murdering and the suspect is not even feeling remorse. This is not the situation that the parents ever wanted.
On the other hand, there are youths who are going the other way. They are the ones who shine hard to finish their studies despite their financial or financial incapacity. They are the ones who have deep faith in God, who are not ashamed of the Gospel. It hurts to hear the oldies say “Kabataan nga naman ngayon” (Kids these days!) which connotes negative image to the youth. But I believe, there is still hope for the hope of the future.
Youth, let us be a great example for the next generations. Dare to go against the flow. Save yourself for marriage. Do not engage in premarital sex. Focus on your studies and get a degree. Respect your fellowmen. Avoid people who influence you to do unlawful things.
Use your energy as a youth to share the gospel with your friends, to your family, to other people through text, Facebook, or twitter. Be a good example. Read your Bible. Prove that there still are youths of today who can become the inspiration of tomorrow because of Jesus.