• Robert J. LaCosta

Some Tender Authority & The Spoiled Smartphone Generation


It should occur to anyone who relates to millennials either as a parent, grandparent or friend that the pandemic could be the first in a series of incredible challenges in their lifetime.

While the boomers didn’t have a WWII like the “Greatest Generation,” they did have the sixties through 911.

The idea that a young generation would have to muddle through COVID and come out the other side as better human beings is worthy of prayer.

Postponements, downgrades, or cancellations of graduations and weddings and the isolation that many have had to face flies in the face of what older people sometimes term a spoiled smartphone generation.

The wise who have been through worldwide and personal crises have an opportunity to empathize with Z’s and millennials and let such sympathies shape sincere prayers on their behalf.

Moreover, the experienced can say with calm and confidence, “This too shall pass,” with some tender authority.

Portals to heaven can be as recognizable and as simple as a realization that a prayer-covering over the younger generations is, in part, the responsibility of the more mature sect.

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Prayer opens up heaven and it has a way of advancing us as we pray for the advancement in others.

“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.”…Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Psalm 78:4 NLT, 1 Timothy 4:12 ESV

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