It’s not really seasonally appropriate this time of year, but a group of students wanted to record my “spooky” arrangement of “Calvary” the other night. I’m surprised at what has an impact on people, not just young believers.

As I struggle to communicate with my own daughter, and attempt to discern her likes and dislikes, my reflection leads me to a few qualities to which my young friends seem to be attracted.

Sincerity. Simplicity. Straight-forward message; no bull. Spirituals, even white-bread versions of them, seem to fit the bill.

Wondering about young people? Expect to be surprised. All the time.

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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