(Writing guest posts isn’t a competition but please know that if it was, Curtis would be melting his gold medal into a Promise Grill so fast your head would spin like a pair of rims. Whoa, double rap reference in one sentence. Pull it back Jon, pull it back. What can I say, Curtis has written a ton of guest posts and to tell you the truth, I hope he never stops because he is funny. And I’m a big fan of that.)
Wearing matching t-shirts at the beach.
It’s spring break season! That means nothing for me anymore, but it used to. We all have that friend, though, who’s still doing the spring break thing, bless his heart. No one has the guts to tell him he’s not 21 anymore.
That friend will probably be tagging along as a sponsor on your youth group’s Beach Outreach (or B.O.) spring break mission trip. “B.O.” is at least the theme of the middle schooler section of the bus.
My youth group went to Chicago one spring break for a mission trip. It snowed. Don’t do that. Hit up South Beach for the Lord…party in the city where the heat is on!
If you happen to be hanging ten on the beach sometime in April, here’s how to tell the church youth group from everyone else: matching t-shirts. Whether they do it for the sake of modesty, group unity, or both, you can bet your tankini that it’s a church youth group.
The t-shirt says something (probably in Español, por favor) like “No mas cerveza…Jesús apagará su sed”, which, in English, means “No more beer…Jesus will quench your thirst.” Sure they’re ready to talk to you about Jesus, but will they pee on your leg if a jellyfish stings you? That’s the sign of a real friend.
It’s a good thing those shirts are on, because the collective pastiness of this group could fill a glue factory, causing more than a few people to stumble (due to the blinding glare off of their epidermises…epedermii? epedermeese?). I’m not poking fun, I’m speaking from personal experience…I wear a t-shirt at the beach because otherwise it’s like staring directly at the sun through a telescope.
Let’s just say that if you see more than one set of footprints in the sand this spring break, those flip-flopped footprints are probably accompanied by youths wearing matching t-shirts. Before you curse them and call out some bears to maul them, think about their youth minister and all that paperwork he’d have to fill out at the hospital. The sad thing is, this trip counts as “vacation” for him.
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