Well, we’ve avoided talking about it until now… but how’re you guys doing with all your Zooms? Maybe it’s Zoom, maybe it’s Google Classroom –whichever way you’re talking to your screen, right? And we shouldn’t complain–everyone is doing their best and at least we can still connect this way for school. But do you notice that you maybe get a little more tempted during a Zoom class? I mean, maybe you’re tempted to not pay attention, maybe tempted to type FART into the chat, or actually make a fart noise?? No–I know you wouldn’t do that…
It’s easy to fall into that trap, because you’re not in the room with a teacher, so it’s easy to act differently than you would in person. That happens to adults too, even on social media, they post words that they would never say in person.
Stay true to your character. Acting disrespectfully on a Zoom is the same as doing it in person. God expects us to show our Christian character, even on Zoom 🙂
5 But to obtain these gifts, you need more than faith; you must also work hard to be good, and even that is not enough. For then you must learn to know God better and discover what he wants you to do. 6 Next, learn to put aside your own desires so that you will become patient and godly, gladly letting God have his way with you. 7 This will make possible the next step, which is for you to enjoy other people and to like them, and finally you will grow to love them deeply.
2 Peter 1:5-7 (TLB)
Dear Father in Heaven, forgive me for being disrespectful to my teacher and parents sometimes. Help me to do your will each day and show love and kindness. Amen.