Sunday, 22 April 2012

Youth, mistakes and formation

It is said that the young have the right to do mistakes.  It is the elderly (grown ups) who need to live an exemplary life.  If one confuses these roles or makes an inverse of this then one is being a hypocrite.  There is something here that I need to reflect further, especially as a formator.  I suppose it is only through their own doings that young people learn most of the things in life.  If deprived of this opportunity, either in the name of discipline or formation, and that too if done in an ambiance of fear, then certainly we are forming depraved religious/Priests.  I know it is a very thin - and sharp, if one might add - line that one needs to walk as a formator... and that's both, the privilege and the curse of being one!

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