After two years at Castle Jr High, it has become quite apparent that kids are cruel... all of you older than me are probably saying "duh!" But really, they are. I can't believe I made it through those two years since I'm so different.
At school, it was like a terrible sin to sit with a "nerd" at lunch. Why? It was also like a terrible sin to refrain from lying or to not stand up to a teacher for punishing you for something that you actually did! Shouldn't kids be praised for doing those things?
There is a place in the Bible where it says there will always be pain, suffering, poverty, and war in the world. Does it say anywhere that 99% of adolescents will always be to afraid to approach people from other social groups and feel obligated to talk about their own friends behind their backs?
I know you can't have a Utopia Jr High School, but really, can't school ever be a place where you don't have to be terrified of social rejection just for being friends with a certain crowd? I think things could change. What if everyone caught a daily glimpse of God's limitless love??