I am a 54 year old Christian, and my older childhood&teen years were disfunctional. It was like the kingdom of heaven was shut up unto me. My parents had emotional&psychlogical issues. As I got older I saw fewer&fewer youth in the church by my mid-twenties I stopped going to church because there were no youth in the 20&30 somethings.This was back in the 70s before Barna&other Christian research groups. Two things saved me from going agnostic/atheist. The nation of Isreal&a great end-time move of God. I now using the parable of the wheat I see that Christianity has been “green unripe wheat” in the field of the world for 2000 years, in other words the annointing on Christianity has been only a token blessing it has no yet come into its “full inheritance”. This is the wheat turning white. I see this white wheat as THE RESTORATION OF INNOCENCE back on the earth after thousands of years since the fall of man in the garden of Eden. In other words an un-finished work of the cross of Christ. In O.T times before the cross righteous men in either Devout General Revelation&Judaism still died in their sin but went to paradise. After the cross Christians when they die their old sin nature dies with them, and they go to heaven in that innocent sinless state. Now after 2000 years this Innocence is coming to earth, people will no more have to wait until they die for this sinless nature. This whitened wheat represent the “Meek” who will inherit the earth. Also that “cool of the day” communion with God will be restored. This thing is not thousands of years, centuries or decades away, only years away.