The bus ride from work to downtown is kind of what set the mood for my evening. A very rude man with his son in a baby carriage was obnoxious and rude to passengers (to the point of telling seniors to get out of his way-if I remember correctly) and it's just the kind of thing that makes me frustrated with my generation.
Then I came home, got changed and ran out to class and spent the next 4 hours with a very obnoxious group of high schoolers/young adults.
Our pastor said on Sunday that our generation seems to think they're entitled to everything. It's so true! My parents have always said it and while I never agreed when it was directed at me ... :S I can see it.
Even in my own walk of faith I find myself thinking about how I'm entitled to God's love. FOOL! I know I'm a fool and yet I can't seem to rid myself of the lie that I am entitled to salvation. If there's ONE thing in the world I am entitled to, it's an eternity apart from God-and yet because of His GREAT love for us, it's the one thing I won't have to experience, all because I accepted that I'm a sinner. And yet here I am, sinning again (yes, it's human nature-but again, no excuses!) And the amazing thing is, this salvation I've received is not because of anything I've done (see 'song of the week'-Casting Crowns-Who Am I). I've been praying for humility and I keep praying and every time I do, I get a little anxious about what exactly God is going to put in my path to teach me this very humbling lesson. But that's no reason to stop.
Another lesson we learned on Sunday was how we 'the entitled generation' seem to give up praying after one prayer. One measly prayer! If our prayers aren't answered we give up faith (even for a brief moment) in God. How ridiculous.
This is a faith journey and I'm a little scared, I'm not gonna lie.