Talking to young people about hot topics can be a bit difficult. However, those of us that live and work with teens and young adults can not avoid these conversations especially if we are in the church. Today we talk about immigration with Letty who is a US citizen and has just recently had to say good-bye to her husband of 13 years because he is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Be sure to listen to her story in our podcast.
A good way to begin the conversation with young people may be through a Biblical discussion on the Parable of the Good Samaritan. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10%3A25-37&version=CEB or you may also look at the Parable of the Sheep and Goats .https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+25%3A31-46&version=CEB;KJV
Our young people are talking about these things and forming their opinions and it is important that the adults around them, especially the Church, engage them in conversations. Open the door, ask the question, and allow them a safe place to talk.