Tuesday, January 16, 2007

This is Y we pray!

Generation Y's goal? Wealth and fame

Eighty-one percent of 18- to 25-year-olds surveyed in a Pew Research Center poll released today said getting rich is their generation's most important or second-most-important life goal; 51% said the same about being famous.

Robert Thompson, a professor of media and popular culture at Syracuse University, says one reason money appears so important is that modern American life "has a lot to do with acquisition."

"The way to distinguish ourselves is by our stuff," he says. "In some cultures, you're born into a caste. You know who you are, and it doesn't change. Here, you have to carve out your identity, and one of the most obvious ways to do that is to climb the ladder. It's not about birth and class, but it is about financial status." READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

This is why we pray...this is what we want to impact. This statistic is probably no different for many raised with faith. What if our highest goal was to behold and bless the Lord? What if American Christ-Followers distinguished ourselves by how we live. By how we treated one another in the family of faith and those outside of our faith. What if we were known for extreme generosity? Insane generosity! What if we lived as those who had the answer! What if we viewed our primary mission as worshippers and our secondary mission as rescuers? The expression and understanding of Christianity will change in a generation because it must change a generation. Let it be this generation, Lord!



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