I love the kids that I work with. Last week, one of them middle school boys asked me what all of my favorite things were. A little while later, he handed me this masterpiece.
I know that teachers shouldn’t have favorites, but let’s be honest; we all do, and this child is one of mine. Introvert. Creative. Deep thinker. Lover of superheroes. Unknowingly selfish. Quiet. Melancholy. OCD.
When I think about these children, I have to check myself. I see so many attributes in them that I also see in myself. Am I pleased that there are students acting like me? Am I a positive influence for them to emulate? Do I show them God’s love, grace, and patience?
Paul was so confident of his character that he was able to write, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (I Cor. 11:1).
Lord, make me like You.