Transform-ed: Being Present

From a teacher in Europe:

n-scamppicIn October I led the Sophomore class to the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp in France. It was a moving experience for everyone. Some historical events, however, defy attempts at explanations by the history teacher. Even partial insights seem trite. You just tell the story, pray for those still affected, and listen to the silence of 54 usually noisy kids. In our shared shock I queried my students, “What keeps any of us from slipping into exercising the same bizarre brutality?” My theology says nothing – nothing but God’s grace. So our corporate prayer was and is for mercy and grace. With the good news of God’s work in Christ I find peace enough for the night.

Transformational education is… being present in the moment. Learning. Listening. Growing.