One of the hardest things about being a teacher in a public school is the inability to discuss my faith when asked a specific question from my students.
Last year, while walking back from Track and Field Day, I observed two girls arguing. When I heard the topic, I just tried to ignore it. Catching my eye, one of the little girls came to me and asked, “Jesus is the same person as God, right?” I wanted to tell her, “Of course He is!” Instead, I referred her back to her parents.
On our way to the cafeteria for lunch today, a boy asked me, “If Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus, what does Santa have to do with it?” As a Christian, how could I not respond? How could I not explain the connection? As a public school teacher, I dare not!
I understand and respect the reasons why the state doesn’t want me to influence these children, sometimes it is just so difficult!