Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Love 'em anyhow


Read 1 Corinthians 13 today.

You know teaching wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have to fool with those students. Or parents. Or co-workers. Or Administrators.

But, we do not teach math, science, history, English - or even Bible - we teach students. It is what God has called us too, and what He has equipped us to do. Let me make three suggestions toward loving those students.

First, learn about them. Why do they do the things they do? What's happening with them. They do not live in a vacuum. They have issues also. You expect others to be considerate when you are having a hard time. Why shouldn't your students?

Second - pray for them ---- specifically. When you learn what the issues are, take them to God on a personal basis.

Finally, serve them. Help them were you can. The old saying, "Knowing you care precedes caring about what you know" is so true. Live the life of Christ before them.

Today, take the first step in the journey. Some people aren't lovable, yet God calls us to love them anyway.

For Kingdom Education,

From WTB Teaching with Style (c)1994

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