Student of the Week (10)

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve already been doing this for 10 weeks!

This week’s student is K.  K is in my honors class and is a fantastic writer.  I’d noticed she’d seemed pretty down lately and seemed to be pulling away from her friends in class.  I found out last week that she’s been going out with another girl at school.

This is something that would be difficult in any school, but I feel like it must be especially hard for these two.  First, the other girl is Cuban, and her mother is NOT happy about this new development in her daughter’s life.  Second, Memphis might be the most homophobic city I’ve ever been in.  It amazes me that students who curse, fight, do drugs, and engage in gang activity can turn around and be absolutely disgusted by homosexuality and ridicule anyone who shows even the slightest hint of believing that gay people are not the bane of existence.  I’m sure that K and her girlfriend are facing a lot of persecution for her choice, both at home and at school.

Please pray that judgement would not further entrench K into homosexuality, as so often seems to happen.  Pray that she would find the love she is looking for in Jesus and not in another human being, whatever their sex.  Pray that I would be able to walk the line between being a supportive teacher without condoning the behavior.

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