Mrs. Shallote was watching her children from the park bench. Her daughter was jumping rope with friends, and her son was with a group of boys playing soccer. Suddenly, the boys all gathered together in a huddle, and she heard them shouting “Fight! Fight!”
She raced over to find her son in between two other boys, trying to keep them from hitting each other. “Boys, I think its time to go home!” Mrs. Shallote’s words were enough to break the group up. She walked to the car with her son Oliver and daughter Kenzie. “Oliver, what made you think it was a good idea to jump in the middle?” Kenzie was perpetually curious.
Oliver was sheepish, and muttered, “We’re supposed to set the example. Our light is supposed to shine, in the darkness. That’s what Pastor said Sunday.”
Mrs. Shallote was proud, her son had understood the job of all people that call Jesus their Savior. Setting an example of love, peace and courage is what God has called us to.
“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity … “ Titus 2:7
In what ways can you set a good example to the world today?