It wasn't better 20 years ago. Or 30. Or 40. Or... you get the idea.
Sure, some of you might have had more energy, and enjoying more opportunity and were generally more optimistic in days gone by. But that does not make other decades better than this one.
People matter now. The people in front of you today. You can't fix what went wrong 20 years ago, you can't make their upbringing better. You can only serve the person in front you, the person who has become who they are through many circumstances.
I've seen too many church folk do nothing but complain about sinners. Jesus did not come here to complain about sinners, but rather to save them. In the most humble, alluring way.
Because People Matter.