Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing that’s still certain, that never changes, is our responsibility to care for the next generation, to set them moving in the right direction.
After some years off from teaching, I’ll be meeting my new mentee tomorrow! We were matched-up by a local social service organization. How do I feel? Scared. And excited. And not just because of the pandemic, or because of my busy writing and producing schedule. But because of the responsibility that comes with impacting another life, no matter what form the teaching or mentoring may take.
But in the end, we as parents, teachers and mentors, must let the arrow fly and trust the Archer of souls.
“You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrow may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.”