During this fall football frenzy, stop and ask yourself a quick question: Am I a wide receiver?
I’m not asking if you can run a wicked slant pattern down the middle or whether you have the sweetest touchdown dance this side of the Mississippi after catching a 45-yard flea flicker pass. I am wondering if you are a wide receiver of God’s love and the many graces He desires to bestow on your life?
Desolation, in all its forms, and the whole concept of spiritual warfare is something that we cannot overlook or forget as youth ministers. We must remember, as the Church does almost nightly in the Liturgy of the Hours, that our “opponent the devil is prowling about like a roaring lion waiting for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). We must be “sober and vigilant” against these attacks by the Evil One in our own spiritual lives and the in the spiritual lives of our teens.