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February 3, 2014, 11:03 AM

Holes in the Wall

 

“Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established.” PROV. 4:26

The Great Wall of China is one of the great wonders of the world, a true masterpiece of engineering. It's the only man-made structure that can be seen from outer space. Five to six horses could trot side by side on top of it.

The wall was built to protect China from invasion. Watchtowers and various battlements dot its construction at frequent intervals. But in the first hundred years after the wall was completed, enemies managed to invade the country three times, breaching the security of this enormous, rock-solid defense. How?

They didn't go over it. They didn't go through it. They didn't need to knock it down.  All the invaders had to do was bribe the gatekeepers.  While China was building this seemingly impenetrable defense system, they unfortunately neglected the greatest defense system—building a heart devoted to God and filled with integrity into their children's lives.

This is a cautionary tale for EVERY parent.  We all have dreams and want the best for our children.  We are vitally concerned with the education our kids receive and the skills they develop. We spend hours shuttling them to school and to various extracurricular activities, looking forward to the day when they will earn scholarships and enter the working world, establishing themselves in successful careers. But none of these accomplishments are worth anything without the character to back them up.

It's our children's CQ, not their IQ—their "character quotient," not their intelligence—that will secure their futures and enable them to stand strong in battle. 

That’s why we at Faith Academy focus on Shaping Hearts and Minds. 

 

Shaping hearts & Minds,

Dr. Chris

 


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