(aminds) IDK if this is the best place to put this so please move it if there is better place to put it
I think many of us know that as of recent times people who are associated with religion has gone down, and the younger people are the less people are associated with religion.
here is an indepth look at what i’m talking about
but I have a couple of questions for you.
first how should we address this problem we have in the church?
will the problem get big enough that religion is an after thought and not that big of a deal in the world, just a small handful of people follow it.
will we ever see a reverse in trend, meaning the next generation will have less non believers in the generation before it?
also how do you see the current younger generation? I would guess high school and college age kids.
do you think they are more on fire for their faith then previous generations, and when they get into positions where they could drastically change the church they will, bring the church back to the way it should be and increase membership. (I hold this view, IDK if being part of the generation makes my opinion not a good one)
do you think that they are less on fire then previous generations, and when they get into positions where they could change the church they won’t do much and you are worried about the future of the church.
do you have the same hope I think JPII had for the young people?
thanks for any comments.
but here are my :twocents:
I think that the younger generation high school and college age kids are really going to save the church.
when I look at my own diocese I notice that the younger priest are the more on fire ones the priest I more look up to (my age probably has something to do with it.) But these young priest give me a great hope for the churches future. note: there are plenty of older good priest.
also when I go to youth rally’s and conferences and such the amount of on fire youth also gives me lots of hope.
also probably something that gives me the most hope ever is the amount of people who are discerning religious vocations.
A year or two ago the arch bishop of New Orleans he is now retired, was brought to tears by the number of teens who said they where interested in religious vocations.
from what I see I think God is using my generation people now in high school and college to re-spark the church and bring people back to the church. I think in my life time we will see a reversal in percentages of people calling themselves as unaffiliated with religion.
do you have the same opinion as me.