By Wanda Parker
No child left behind is a term with which most Americans are familiar. But what does it mean?
Of course “education” is probably the immediate response. But I believe if we are truly sincere about not leaving a child behind we must address the needs of the whole child – spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially.
Who can do that?
- The school can’t – they aren’t allowed to provide the spiritual (and I wouldn’t want them to). Plus how much time does a teacher have to spend in the home getting to know the family, or interacting with social service professionals?
- Social Service Providers can’t – they aren’t allowed to provide the spiritual. Plus do they have time to get out and play games with the kids?
- Secular programs can’t – they aren’t able to provide the spiritual.
- The government?
Whose responsibility is it?
If you haven’t read the book of Amos lately you might want to do so.
The Body of Christ is able to do it – IF it is willing.
I’ll continue this later in the week when you’ve had a chance to read Amos.