I’ve been reading accounts of the Hebridean Revivals that took place in the twentieth century and was struck by this comment from a young man converted at that time:
It was amazing to see how the older Christians cared for the converts. They were so supportive, so caring. They were so well nurtured and the young converts desired to be in the company of older Christians whenever they could.
I think a lot of the young converts nowadays miss out on that. They don’t desire the company of older Christians. They were our College, our Theological College. We learned so much from them. One thing the young do not have is experience. We gained so much. (From Colin and Mary Peckham, “Sounds From Heaven”).
A challenge for young(er) and old(er) alike!