The weather was beautiful today and everyone in my neighborhood was aware of it. People were out playing catch in their front yards, sitting on patio swings, and taking walks. The toughest part about today's encounter was not finding someone. It was making a decision who would actually listen. If I may, I would like to give you a quick quiz to assess your discernment abilities. As you are driving you see a middle aged mom taking out the trash, an elderly man sweeping his driveway, and two long haired teenagers skateboarding near the curb. Which encounter would you choose? From my experience, always choose the teenagers. The middle aged mom is normally too busy and females tend to be much more aggressive. An elderly man is set in his ways and the odds of him listening are rare if he is a non-believer. However, teenagers are impressionable, insecure, open, and are rarely busy. Never pass up a teenager! I used to be fooled by their scary appearance, but now I have talked to enough to know that their baggy pants and tough walk will crumble once you bring up the things of God. The two teenagers that I stopped today would have talked to me for hours, but I was running late for an appointment. One listened intently as I shared the good news. I say one because I failed to mention one more thing about teenagers. They have the attention span of a gnat.
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