As parents, we need to be able to spot a "teachable moment" when it appears before us. Since I homeschool and the boyz are hear all day, I am able to take full advantage of these moments. A moment presented itself to us this morning and I leaped on it!
The subject was racism.
As a mom to boys, a teacher to students, and a Sunday school teacher to students, we have discussed this issue many times over. This morning (yesterday's show) the 700 Club did a piece on a woman who, before she had accepted Jesus into her life, was very racist against racist people.
I pointed out that the reason why there is racism is because people fail to apply the Bible to their life. The Bible says, "For God so loved the ______ .... world.... that He gave..." (John 3:16) It doesn't say that He so loved this race or that race, this color or that color.
As we were discussing this racism issue, Double Espresso (12) noticed that on a cartoon type of game that he plays, one color of people area always mad and the other color is always happy! I don't know if it was intentional or not, but the makers of the game built racism into the game!
Be on the alert for teachable moments!
Have you had any lately?
Lovingly Written By: Miss Janet