CUTTING – There’s a phenomenon among teenagers today known as cutting. Kids claim cutting themselves relieves their pain. What pain? It’s the pain that comes from the insecurity of life without boundaries and no one to enforce them. So many kids, today, are regularly engaged in sinful activities for which they were never designed to be exposed to, much less engaged in—and all without appropriate consequences from proper authorities.
Parents, schools, government, and the church, no longer feel they have the legal or moral authority to restrict and restrain an out of control teen; so, the teen punishes himself. What kids are actually attempting to do, without being cognitively aware of it, is atone for their own sin—the very thing Christ has already done for them.