It is often reported to me that you came from home congregations in which there were one, or two, or maybe three other persons your age. This means that rarely have you had a community of peers, walking with you as you sought to determine your life path.
We not only need peers as we make our way. We need mentors and guides; we need the wisdom of those who have gone before us. But having peers is a special and very useful gift.
After a few opening references, Jesus seems to have never traveled alone. When he sent the disciples out into the world he sent them two-by-two. We need travel companions and we need someone to be with us as we face challenges and decisions. Those persons do not necessarily need to share our confessions and affirmations, but they understand us differently when they do.
You are not a community of my peers. But I can walk into practically any congregation and find my age group. But I am grateful for the opportunity to set up a structure which allows this gift to come your way.
Take a moment today and give thanks for those who journey with you. And, pause just long enough to send them a meaningful snapchat or text or message which will let them know you are grateful.