Think and think

I agree that teenagers think and think well as Psychology explains, a miracle of adolescent development as tweens and teens begin thinking abstractly, their imaginations go wild and they pose lots of not so easy to answer questions. It is a time when many young people reflect on large spiritual questions and seek ultimate truths.
Even though those people think(teenagers) they think of things which are not constructive to spiritual life where most of the time they ask themselves some questions such as I think I can be pretty or hot when I try hard, enough, I am not very trusting of boys and they try to spend too much time trying to perfect their image with materials rather than perfecting their personality.
Nowadays, it is possible to think but people most of the time they think of their priorities but surprisingly, teenagers likely to have bad priorities where they spend too much scrolling through social media, editing photos and videos, etc. rather than doing work that can help them or participating in the prayer groups and other spiritual related activities and they are always confident in whatever activities they do whether sin related activities or non-sin related activities.
According to the gospel of John, as Jesus asked Andrea where he lives, and as they explained that living is not only living in houses, I agree that I live in God and Jesus Christ as son of God through praying and repenting sins and participating in different prayer groups that can help me to live closely with the Almighty God.
Teenagers think critically and broadly, but due to the questions that they meet and challenges they face they live in this life of the earth according to their priorities where most of the time they choose bad priorities such as spending too much time scrolling through social media , involving in different devil activities and sins related activities but not all, because for example, I live in this earth but because of my values and objectives based on Christian values that I have , I try to live in intimate love with almighty God through participating in different church related activities that unite me with God.
May God bless those who are interested in reading my views.
Written by ABAYISENGA Destin, Muhura – Rwanda

Ability to think

I can say people of nowadays still have ability to think because innovation has been increasing, like in education, health, business. But due to social media there is loss of concentration increase stress and high increase of depression especially in young people, a lot of youth’s thoughts are caged in it. Most of us, apart from education issues and responsibilities, youth think about what’s going on earth.
Even if we are facing those problems we still have ability think but problems might make us think or not as depending on kind of problems we have, we have different problems in this world: many are suffering from diseases and poverty as well so these problems affect our ways of thinking. So even if we have those problems we still think for example this pandemic COVID 19 made people think about saving, about their future in general.
I can say we are also worried about future, thinking about employments and sustainability of life but also in case of innovation and creativity I think our minds are being weak. We are thinking about problems more than solutions and we’re feeling too little.
My foundation is in God, in Jesus Christ, and myself am busy preparing my future. As youth I have to change the way am living nowadays and as there is rapid development of technology and improvement of standard of living also has to be improved.
Many people do write many stories about youth because many youth or teenagers live in life of sins but not all due to different factors such as level of education, living conditions, heredity and other environmental related factors. But as saint Paul said, we try to do our best to live sins, but due to the power of devil we fall in sins. For me and my friends, we live in mercy with Jesus Chris especially through prayer and being together with God through participating in different prayer groups like sing group.

Done by NAHIMANA Emmanuel – Muhura – Rwanda


Padre parli lei della Pasqua che ne sa sicuramente di più di noi.
Ragionandoci però non so quanto ne sappia veramente della Pasqua, però so che molti, troppi,
sanno troppo poco della Pasqua!
Certo la Pasqua non è cosa da sapere, ma incontro da vivere e quindi comprendere.
Da vivere nella sua assurdità e da comprendere nella sua bellezza: è il capolavoro di Dio.
E chi è la Pasqua? Forse solo un Dio che ci dice qualcosa o forse quei giovani che venerdì
scorso hanno organizzato e pregato la Via della Croce?
Giovani che hanno abbandonato per un po’ smartphone e divano?
Ma questi nostri giovani hanno, diciamo, capito quanto stavano facendo?
Certo non sono sciocchi, ma entrare nel mistero di questa Via della Croce per arrivare alla
Pasqua è sempre complesso.
Chissà se questi nostri giovani abbiano pensato, nel muoversi, nel pregare, nel cadere, nel
leggere, che 2000 anni fa dei giovani come loro, un gruppo di 12 uomini e qualche donna non
capiva nulla di quelle scene tra Gerusalemme e il monte Calvario.
Sì, perché quei 12 e le donne con loro avranno bisogno di tempo per comprendere, avranno
bisogno della Pentecoste per capire quella strada percorsa da un uomo sotto la Croce fino a un
sepolcro spalancato.
Questi giovani avranno pensato che forse nemmeno Gesù comprendeva perché dover
percorrere quella strada tra una folla per lo più distratta, solo curiosa. Perché doveva morire a
causa del male, del peccato degli uomini? Sì, anche Gesù, ha avuto bisogno di tempo per
capire, ha condiviso in tutto, tranne il peccato, la nostra umanità, quindi anche la nostra fatica
di capire.
La via della Croce non è da capire, conoscere, studiare; la via della Croce si comprende solo
guardando ai tanti martiri sono morti a causa della fede; guardando a quei giovani anche vicini
che non hanno paura di cercare una chiesa ogni domenica.
Ma la Via della Croce che porta alla Pasqua la si comprende solo lasciandosi prendere dalle
mani del Cireneo, della Veronica, delle donne di Gerusalemme, della Madre di Dio, dei
cristiani che conosciamo e con loro leggere e rileggere il Vangelo, con loro fare silenzio.
Fare silenzio per lasciar parlare la vita di Gesù.
Non abbiamo paura di svestirci dei nostri abiti quotidiani di restare scalzi sulla Via della Croce,
solo così potremo entrare nel sepolcro e accorgerci che è vuoto, perché il Mattino del Giorno
dopo il Sabato è arrivato e nessuno potrà spegnerlo: mai.
Buon Giovedì, Venerdì e Sabato santo 2021.