Guess I went on another hiatus huh? This time for a week. Phew! It's been that long already?? I didn't even realize it. Well, I've been sleeping early. =P And I have bad internet connection lately. Streamyx, you suck! So much for broadband....
Loads of stuff have been going on. All the more I can't online when a family friend's father passed away and my uncle being hospitalised. Latest news about my uncle's condition is that it's critical. So please pray for him!! Pray that he'll have a chance to live to know about Jesus!
Few weeks ago I attended the Basic Officers Training at St. Thomas' church. It's concurrent with the Young Leader's Preliminary Training so I get to meet girls from other Girls' Brigade companies. Well, most of them are ngegeh, vain and....need I say more? I think ngegeh gives you the best overall description of most of the girls participating. And honestly tell you, I was uncomfortable with these girls and I felt disgusted! Then there's this thought that came to my mind, that it is girls such as these that need to join the Girls' Brigade. It is the sick who needs a doctor, not those who are well. And so, these girls need GB to be disciplined and to learn about God. Like it or not, throughout that weekend with the girls, I had to keep an open mind about them. And when I did, those girls don't seem too bad after all. They're a nice bunch of girls who just aren't following the right group of friends in school. That's just it. Talking to them and trying to relate to them, they're actually really awesome girls and creative too.
Sometimes as Christians, we need to remind ourselves that we are no better than non-Christians. Cos we do wrong stuff too. I have to say...I can be ngegeh too. So I have to accept them and understand them even though it was really hard at first. We gotta be understanding and we shouldn't shove them aside. Just cos they don't pray. Just cos they don't dress decently and all that....it doesn't mean they should be dubbed as the scum of the society or sampah masyarakat. And it also doesn't mean we should give them that holier-than-thou attitude that most of us (me included) tend to do.
These young girls....though they are difficult to handle, they give and attitude, they rebel and somtimes, are rude. But you know what? We can't give up on them. They're the future. Given the right approach, they'll definitely be better young women. We just gotta put ourselves in their shoes. And be a little more understanding. Correct them in a way that they would listen and take it in. You'll be surprised.....they might change and when that happens, you can't help but be happy for them too.
And that, I hope, will be something that I'll experience in future. There's so much for me to learn about these young girls. Even though there's only a small age gap between them and me, I still feel the difference. Things just change so fast.