What do you tell young people about OLO?

 

I am headed out this weekend to speak to young people about Only Living Once. What would you say to a room full of enthusiastic, vibrant, intelligent, dreamy young college students about this one life they get to live?

have been thinking a lot about this term YOLO (You Only Live Once). It has quickly become an excuse to do whatever we want, even if it’s stupid and will win us a Darwin Award. Living once can be taken in two different directions.

One is, “am going to do whatever the heck I want” and the other is “I am going to pickle, preserve, and save up my life. I am going to make it last forever and savor it as safely and as comfortably as I possibly can.” Neither
direction that we take YOLO is where Jesus is headed.

Jesus said in Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Please pray for me as I am challenged by these words and am called now to challenge young people who think they have their whole lives ahead of them to lose their life so they may find it.

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