I wasn't much of a teacher, I gave it my best effort in Economics, World History, and American History. What I did well, I also loved doing and miss it tremendously and that is loving the students. Finding ways to encourage them and help them find purpose and vision for their lives. I assisted them in finding ways to adjust an attitude or behavior. Helping boys understand what a godly man is like and helping girls desire not to settle with a guy just so they will be liked.They were open to having spiritual conversation about Christ, eternal significance and so much more.
Today I was reminded again by my sweet wife that kids need leaders, not lawgivers though rules help us create healthy environments. Those kids saw way past my white skin and saw my heart filled with compassion for them. I think genuine Christ-centered love and compassion blinds us from seeing ethnicity. Be a shepherd, love those you lead.