Every once in a while it’s good to see God’s undeniable penmanship on each and every human heart. Here’s a neat example.
It’s a well-established fact that with every subsequent generation fewer people consider themselves religious or go to church. So Millennials are perhaps the most godless generation in American history. From what they’ve seen of Christianity, they have shrugged their shoulders and repeated their favorite phrase, “Whatever.” And the power of that indifference can be quite thick. Who among us has crazy amounts of ‘success’ evangelizing?
And yet, what do millennials do in droves on Sundays? They go to brunch. Like, just about every week. Almost as if it were an obligation, a given. They go to brunch religiously. Sunday mornings still have to be filled with something – and rather ritualistically filled at that.
Of course that’s the case, and it’s a reason to be encouraged. Despite all evidence that seems to point to the contrary, peoples make sense. All hearts are made for God and are restless until they rest in Him. Never be discouraged in the midst of thick cultural darkness – though nothing seems to work in the Church, though wonder “Has the Truth lost it’s power to attract?” and though we may not see much ‘success’ out there – now, as always, all people are made for God and will always hunger for Him. Every. Single. One. (Even if it is dimly reflected in their omelets and waffles.)
Believe it. Never forget it. In the Gospel you proclaim (and do proclaim it!) you really have the words of eternal life; you have what everyone is looking for! It has a power far beyond your comprehension. Simply be its servant – be His servant. Do not refuse to offer a starving man or woman food even if they think they’re not hungry.