This is an email of a youth pastor who works with me here in the US.
Hi pr, just sharing something I talked about in the YPG on Sunday:
I was thinking:
Why do some youths need to be constantly connected to their iPods?
Why can't they stand silence?
I came to realize that to many of them, silence hurts. It hurts because it faces them with their most deepest thoughts —those they try to avoid.
It brings up their past, all their unresolved issues, accusations, guilt. It pushes them to think, to ponder. And because many are not okay with themselves —they are full of conflict inside— silence is painful. Music is then the perfect way to avoid it.
However, those who are okay —who are free and their conscience is not accusing them— can handle silence just fine.
Music is just a palliative and not the solution to your problems.
Want real changes? Then seek God and let Him help you overcome from the inside out.
I don't need music to feel good!...
Youth Pastor, Katy, TX