October 3, 2015

What I Don’t Know Versus What I Do Know

When discussing sensitive topics such as suicide, it is important to practice a principle of teaching and learning that is simply stated: Don’t let what you don’t know confuse you about what you do know. It’s completely OK to admit that there are things we cannot see. Therefore, we need to focus our minds on the things we can know and do in order to respond to what God wants us to learn. Clearly, when we can’t know the motives of those who end their life, we must adamantly protect students from references about whether “Samson” or “Judas” will be in heaven or not.