“The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight, and asked them, ’Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?’ His parents answered, ‘We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.’ His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one should confess him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.” (Jn 9: 18-22)
Do the parents of the blind man healed by Jesus throw their son under the bus, by saying, “Ask him; he is of age…”? Perhaps, but is that a bad thing?
“But the righteous man, though he die early, will be at rest. For old age is not honored for length of time, nor measured by number of years; but understanding is gray hair for men, and a blameless life is ripe old age.” (Wisdom of Solomon 4: 7-9)
The “young” adults of today, known as “millennials,” (defined by an online-dictionary as “people reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century”), often, although not always, get a bad rap from us older folks. They are, as far as the negative stereotype goes, self-entitled narcissists, overly-dependent on their parents, delaying the “adulthood” of marriage or starting a career, and focused more on “image” and social media than on hard work and personal responsibility. Aside from the obvious problems with any stere...