We've had this little discussion recently, here, if the youth culture is worse than before, at least when we are talking about our own local area. My sense recently has been that things are much, much worse around here than before.
Yesterday, I read some stats that would back up the opinion that things have indeed changed. The Edmonton Journal was reporting on the gang shootings in Vancouver, happening in broad daylight and the alarm they cause. Essentially, it all has to do with the drug trade. The drugs (and weapons) that come into Alberta come via Vancouver and drug use in all of Canada has doubled in the last 10 years. Doubled! That's up 100%. That's a lot in a short time.
I remember reading something: even the Pope said that the drug culture is putting tons of young people out of reach of the church. Well, I hope that's not so; but it is a very devilish thing. I think we need to be even more alert.
Sermon: Transfiguration - 2018
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