I have discovered that I need to continually remind myself to not talk to students about what is happening on the news. Not that I never want to talk about them, but I don’t want to over talk about it.
You see in a world of twitter and facebook where it feels like everyone is just shouting past everyone else it is a pretty heady thing to have a captive audience who wants to listen to you and wants to give believe what you say. So it is so easy to talk about what you have been trying to get traction with on twitter all week.
But I keep reminding myself that this is not my mission. This is not my goal. My goal is to tell them about Jesus and learn more about Him. True, sometimes that means that I talk about thinks that are in the news, but most of the time that means just keeping my mouth shut.