I know I probably make you exhausted reading about my kindergarten Physical Education class, but these kids teach me way more than I teach them! They make my day complete in more ways than these little five year olds will ever realize. There is nothing that makes a woman’s day like hearing, “Mrs. Madame Hale, you are so beautiful!” They are more than precious and every day they open my eyes to life lessons through their five year old eyes!
Our district has an event that is called “Go for 42” which is where they walk or run two kilometer a day for four weeks until they reach 40 kilometers and then they run the last two kilometers all together at the first of the summer and they have run a marathon in total. It’s a great eye opener for these students because two kilometers to a five year old is quite far, but they do it.
We are a K-5 school, but adjacent to us is a middle school that has grades 6-8. We share a cafeteria but other than that, the children at my school don’t get to see the world at the middle school. When I first brought them over to use the middle school’s track, their reaction was what struck me funny. All their “oooohs and awwwws” made me realize that because of the big brick structure that blocks them from seeing this, they have no idea that this world on the back side of the school even exists.
This is very parallel to our lives. We only know what is brought into our world. You are what you are exposed to. Just like these five year olds, not realizing that there was a track and a huge baseball field just around a corner of their school, we are the same. If people are born a certain religion, this is what they believe in, because this is what they were exposed to. This is what they know. If people don’t educate themselves on other religions, they become prejudice against others, because they don’t understand what they aren’t exposed to.
Just like homosexuals. If you aren’t exposed to them you might become prejudice to them as well. This seems to be the big argument lately in the churches. It says in the Bible that God doesn’t permit homosexuality, so these people should be banned from the churches. Churches should not allow or promote homosexuals belonging to their church. Again, this is what people are not exposed to and don’t understand, but did you know that the Bible only talks about sexual orientation five different times, but it talks about how much God hates a liar over 360 times. I’m not a math teacher, but this is some easy math for me to figure out!
Proverbs 6:16-19 explains, “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
Honestly, we are all sinners, and we should concentrate on the second and most important commandment in the Bible and love others first and foremost. Who cares what people choose to do with their sexual apparatus on their own time? I would say looking at the ratio of 5:360 that God would rather us be homosexual than liars, but that is just my opinion. If we kept liars out of the church, we wouldn’t have anyone attending, so why are some churches trying to keep homosexuals out of theirs?
I just think that our God is a loving and amazing God who wants us to just love everyone. I know it might sound corny, but it’s true. Let’s live by the Proverbs 6 rule and stop having a heart that devises wicked plans to ban homosexuals from having a relationship with God. At least they are trying to build a relationship with him, which is more than I can say about much of our population today! God loves us all! Even liars!