Yikes! WHAT is she going to write about with a title like THAT???
I got an indirect jibe this week via Facebook. Some people are so passionate about what they believe that they simply aren't capable of opening their minds to the possibility that another way of doing things just might be okay,or, dare I say, better? I have learned not to close my mind to the possibility that I might not have everything 100% figured out. Or 50% figured out. Or...at all figured out.
Christians are called to be salt and light. To have an effect on the world, we must be in the world and not of it. Have you heard all of this, Christian readers? Sure you have. This is one of the basic truths of our mission as Christians.
What is not a basic truth of our mission as Christians is that our children are supposed to be evangelizing the world. Children are put into our lives for us to evangelize and disciple them, not for them to be evangelizing others. There are countless scriptures that support this truth. COUNTLESS.
Would you send a child into any other vocation to do an adult's job? Nope. Sure wouldn't.
I'm not saying that a child can't have a heart for evangelism. I'm just saying that God did not design for children to be doing what they have not yet been prepared to do. It is our job as parents to train them up in the way they should go and to protect them until they are ready.
So don't use "salt and light" as your excuse to put your kids in public school, and please don't even think of trying to tell me that I should put my kids in public school so they can be salt and light either.