Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Jacob is a student who gets easily angry and cannot quit arguing when he feels he is right. Yesterday, he was very upset when he felt wrongly judged by a Guide. Another Guide talked with him about how to approach the Guide to express his point of view. "Could I speak to you when you have some time?" This did not work in the situation, so he remained angry. I talked with him about how sometimes even adults make mistakes, and he needs to continue to treat them respectfully. Shortly after this, he came to me to say a verse. It happened to be Galatians 8:28: "Have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus." I asked him, "When they spit on Jesus, and told lies about him, and beat him, what was his attitude?" Jacob answered, "He didn't say a word." He got the point. And his anger was dissapated. Praise God for our Guides who are receptive to the Holy Spirit's leading and guide our kids in following in the steps of Jesus.