In life adults should be looked upon to be the elders, the wise ones. They should be looked to for wisdom and understanding. However in this day and age, there are many adults who have not fully developed wisdom nor understanding. Partially due to them not receiving any wisdom or understanding when they were growing up. Jesus walked this earth walking the walk and talking the talk. He spoke in parables to further explain his point. He sacrificed for the greater good for everyone. This generation of humankind needs to take note. The world does not revolve around one single human, it revolves around everything and everyone. That respect is due. God so often has shown mankind where vanity, greediness, and the rest of the seven sins will lead them. We need to pray and give serious thought to how we live and what we are living for.
For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.