However when I went inside, my son showed me an earlier email this young man had sent. It was vile. It was beyond filthy, and I was included in his degrading message leaving me to feel extremely violated, assaulted by it. Sin's entangling--whether invited into my home or not,--had burst in our door and onto our email. This is the kind of world we live in. Sin comes in our homes successfully entangling us whether we want it to or not, fouling the very air we breathe.
The kid was upset over a video game, for crying out loud! I was upset by his brazenness and base actions. I'm still reeling feeling attacked. It was so bad, I had no choice but to invite his good Christian parents down knowing they needed to see it and deal with their son. Sin can't always be swept under the rug. What are young people thinking leaving a trail of evidence online as if no one else can see it?
Oh, and by the way, the alternative is not so good.
While we're talking about evil, the newest Teen Challenge employee at my husband's place of work got bit by a rattlesnake the first day on the job right there at their campus this weekend. Pray for him, but remember, the snake from the Garden is still slithering, trying to wrap itself around our ankles to entangle us with fangs a-dripping with poison.