“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” -Michelangelo
The great gift of any great artist is the possibilities that they see where many of us see nothing. One of the reasons I will never be that kind of an artist is that I can’t see the sculpture in a hunk of rock, the picture on a canvas, or hear a new song in my head… but I am grateful for those who do, since they provide for all of us a perspective on beauty we’d never discover on our own. But my work serving teenagers is not that much different because I, like so many other teachers, youth ministers, and chaplains, see in teenagers such incredible potential, often buried beneath fear, arrogance, insecurity, and brokenness that we spend ourselves trying to bring that potential out.
So to all of you, I write a few simple thoughts, hoping you might learn to see in yourselves what I already know: [Read more…] about If You only Knew….