An Age Of Tolerance By Elmer Towns Essay

783 Words Feb 16th, 2015 4 Pages
As Elmer Towns points out in Core Christianity, “in an age of tolerance, marked by an eagerness to find harmony among divergent worldviews, many argue it doesn’t matter what you think; only actions matter (Towns, pg.85).” With that simple knowledge we cannot talk a good talk but must walk in our faith showing that we were created in the image of God. Interaction is the opposite of seclusion; we must not seclude our faith and our Lord but lift Him up for all he is. Since mankind is created in the image of God, as an educator, I should represent God-like character, inform my students of the good Lord, and love each student unconditionally. As an educator I will represent God-like character by upholding myself to the best me I can be. This would include putting my worries and problems behind me when I am teaching to better my classroom environment. I will separate my work from my home, as I will need to resemble professional mannerisms. A simple smile on my face and kind words to my students and coworkers can resemble God-like character. I can create and encourage a positive environment by exulting positivity myself and uplifting my students to be optimistic to one another and of themselves. Forgiveness will be key within my classroom as we have such a forgiving God. “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses (Mat. 6:14-15).” As you read…

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