One of my favorite things I have seen this semester was during the second club. There were three senior guys from Frisco High that have never been to Young Life Club before. And while I was running around doing different things during club I saw Corey sitting right next to these guys. Corey met these guys that night and sat down with them. These leaders do not have an agenda. Jesus says to love so these leaders love. I am sure at least one of the three asked this question to themselves "Why is he sitting with us?"... This makes me think of the movie Forrest Gump. Now, I hope I don't spoil anything for you but there is a character named Jenny in the movie, Forrest loves Jenny and always has. In the movie you see Jenny and Forrest grow up and how Forrest is always there for her. Jenny has some bad things happened to her and she has made some really irresponsible decisions that are her fault. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Forrest and Jenny are walking and they come to the house where Jenny grew up. This house was where her very abusive dad would beat her and take advantage of her. Here is a clip of the scene:
So, I doubt the three guys who Corey sat down with understand what happened when he did sit down but these leaders are going to be sitting down in the mud with these high school students. No matter their response.
Jesus says love. These Young Life leaders are doing just that.
Frisco High Young Life