Monday, September 10, 2007

Artificial Shelter

I just started teaching the high school kids (Kaila, Karissa, David, Destiny and Alex) today. We are going to meet for 3 hours a day 5 days a week and go through an intense curriculum. It is going to be so awesome teaching and learning with them! The curriculum is called "Omnibus I."

Here's a good quote from the Preface written by Douglas Wilson:

  • "It is not possible to live in this world faithfully without coming into conflict with those who have no desire to live faithfully. The task of the Christian parent bringing children up to maturity in such a world is to do it in a way that equips. False protection, precisely because it does not equip, leaves a child defenseless when the inevitable day comes when that artificial shelter is removed. True protection equips. We do not want to build a fortress for our students to hide in; we want to give them a shield to carry - along with a sword."


John said...

This is what I believe also. People who are sheltered can make some bad decisions in the real world. The questions is, when to do it and to what degree.

Grandma of Many said...

I am so thankful that you are taking on such a great responsiblity of time and commitment. Thank you for your dedication.