So, I love pop culture…and yet I may have been the last person in the world to see Never Say Never when I went last night. (Well, me and the other 5 people in the movie theatre.)
I am not sure I am joining the millions (thousands) of fans who think the Biebs is an amazing moral role model but I do think he’s a talented little guy. (I am not ready to jump the bandwagon because I think we’ve seen plenty of talented young people make some serious mistakes shortly after parents/youth workers approved of them. Plenty of purity rings removed, tattoos added and bongs smoked…)
But I will tell you my highlight from Never Say Never…The thousands of screaming and crying Justin Bieber fans (girls both young and old). One of the best moments in the beginning was when a young girl (maybe 6th or 7th) tells the camera that she spends 99% of her LIFE thinking about him.
This movie reminded me how fun, loyal, emotional and crazy girls can be…and how much fun they are to be around. I think it’s a shame how society and a lot of times the church have written these young girls off as “silly little girls.”
Just think about how amazing those qualities can be in the kingdom of God:
Fun- Following Jesus should be filled with Joy and Laughter…and fun. We take ourselves too serious sometimes. Fun can be a really good thing…and so attractive to the world.
Loyal- If we provided girls an avenue to be as loyal and devoted to Jesus as they are to the Biebs…the gospel of Jesus would be proclaimed everywhere!
Emotional/Crazy- These girls don’t hesitate to make a fool of themselves for a famous teenage boy. We tend to think negatively about girl’s emotions but really it’s about passion and feeling. And I think all of those things are important when following Jesus. Especially when you partner it with true loyalty.
I love working with teenage girls. I think they are fun, loyal, emotional and crazy…and I really wouldn’t change a thing about them! What about you…what do you love about working with teenage girls?