Sometimes the world can feel overwhelming, especially among the younger people of my generation. There’s a really deep need to find our place in it. But it’s often the case that the institutions that used to broker connections—institutions like the church—are losing their influence.
We’ve forgotten how to belong—to institutions, to one another—and we need to recover some basic practices that remind us of our interdependence. The church could be a really rich place for that, but it can be confused about its identity, which makes young people like myself more confused about where to seek belonging.