This past Saturday, I ran into two teenage boys (who were not part of this group).
I was coming out of our fellowship hall and, I guess they heard me.
One of our sanctuary entrance has a stair that leads up stairs, and those boys were coming down from it.
I was heading to the sanctuary, they were coming down from the stairs, so our paths would crossed.
And they sort of froze for a minute, looking scared, and I didn’t know why until I became aware of a certain aroma.
These kids were smoking out. At a church. I couldn’t believe it.
There were a few things I could’ve done:
1) Yell at them to get out and don’t ever do this on our property
2) Threaten to call the cops on them
3) Ask them to share with me. (I’m TOTALLY KIDDING)
I didn’t know what to do or say. So I just said “what’s up guys?”
And they responded as almost all teenagers respond: “Nothing much”
And I just said, “I’ll see you guys around” and they said “Yup” and that was that.
Those kids could not have been more than 15.
What would you have done in this situation?