I have been doing a lot of reading this summer about equity and how to make the classroom a place where all students have the opportunity to succeed. Consideration of opportunity and access or lack of opportunity and access can impact how students act and react. As teachers or as individuals interacting with others, we need to consider our responses and how we respond.
When we consider our responses, we need to move beyond what might be our earthly biases to consider how God sees each and every one of us. We are part of God's creation, which He called "good." Even though sin entered the world, we can be redeemed from sin through God's grace and mercy, we can still be "good" through His Son! Our actions should reflect this goodness and we should try to treat others with goodness. We should not withhold good and we should advocate for the justice and equity that aligns with God's goodness. We should do good, give good, and fight for good for everyone!
Give goodness as God loves you and cares for you and all of His creation!
Thank You for being good and for being gracious and merciful. Help me to follow You in spreading goodness through Your love. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.