Monday, February 18, 2008

Monday Minibytes

Beverly and I are so blessed to have kids by marriage who will come to stay with us. I don't know how they could honor us more. This weekend we have had Kayci and Truitt with us -- and we have been BLESSED! There is no feeling like a baby smiling at you or falling asleep on your chest. It has been great!
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Well, it looks like the "Kidd" trade is going to go through after all. I guess once it leaked, they could hardly go back. That would have left those who had been involved in the trade feeling on the outside. I still think it is a bad trade.
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I heard on the news this morning about a program in inter-city schools -- funded by donations, not tax dollars -- to pay kids for making good grades. My 1st reaction is "That is ridiculous." But not being an educator, I don't know. What do you think?
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Here is a quote from Deitrich Bonhoeffer, one of my heroes in the faith. It sounds a lot like a commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:

In a Christian community, everything depends upon whether each individual is an indispensable link in a chain. Only when even the smallest link is securely interlocked is the chain unbreakable. A community which allows unemployed members to exist within it will perish because of them. It will be well, therefore, if every member receives a definite task to perform for the community, that he may know in hours of doubt that he, too, is not useless and unusable. Every Christian community must realize that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The elimination of the weak is the death of the fellowship.

4 comments:

Josh Ross said...

Don't like the trade.

Like the idea about giving kids motivation. Don't like money as the motivation.

What are you reading of Bonhoeffer's?

Rick Ross said...

I just came across the quote.

randy said...

For me the desire to have a good job and a career other than raising cattle or running the family business (pawn shop/sporting goods) was a primary motivation for grades in high school. In retrospec it sounds a lot like a material motivation.

Jeff said...

I think they should pay retroactively to those of us who made good grades in school plus they should give parents who are involved in the children's education a stipend also.

Ridiculous is what it is.