Thursday, September 4, 2008
A Silent (or not so silent) Servant
Yesterday, as AC was telling me all about her day, she said, "Today, when we were cleaning up, (girl in class) dropped all of her crayons and I picked them all up for her. Mrs. C (her teacher) didn't see me do it, but tomorrow I'm going to tell her."
All I could think of was...Teachable Moment!
I tried to explain it by telling her that it was so great that she helped out a friend. But to tell the teacher about it would be like bragging. Jesus doesn't like us to brag about all the good things we do. He just wants us to help others without being asked and without having to receive credit. I think she got it.
Steve said when they were saying prayers last night as she was finishing up, she prayed, "And Dear Lord, please help me to remember to do something nice tomorrow and please help Mrs. C to notice." O.K., maybe she didn't quite get it, but at least she was honest!