>Clobbered by this from Mother Teresa that I received in an e-mail early this morning:

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.” 
As I meditated on that, an old (early eighties?) Petra song came floated in my head. (along with the question, what did all the preachers who railed against Petra back-in-the-day use for fodder after that spurt died out?). It was pertinent then, and remains evermoreso now. 
Teens and children today, regardless of home situation, regardless of income, and, alas, regardless of church situation all too often feel helpless, hopeless, and friendless.
If you’ve never heard the song, listen; if it’s an oldie to you…reflect on how tragically up-to-date it is in content: (and, if you’re not familiar with Petra, READ THIS)