If you have ever played TriBond®, you know that the object of the game is to discover the common link between three words.
So, here’s our February TriBond® challenge for you:
Black History Month
…and, no, you cannot say they are all celebrated in February (that’s too obvious).
We would assert that, underneath the surface, they are each a call to selfless love.
President’s Day summons us to a selfless love of country – a call to remember the morals, principles and unique form of government upon which our nation was founded. It reminds us of past leaders who considered service to their country of greater value than their own personal gain.
In different manners, both Valentine’s Day and Black History Month urge us toward a selfless love of our fellow man. Whether it be in the individual realm of unconditionally loving a spouse or in the broader sense of recognizing, valuing and loving our brothers and sisters of African-American descent (and, for that matter, all races), these holidays beckon us to consider others more than ourselves…to overflow with a love that is pure and selfless.
However, we would be amiss if we did not immediately recognize that your students’ ability to demonstrate selfless love of country and of fellow man is non-existent without a right understanding of the selfless love of God.
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
What can be a better example of selfless love than that? The God of the universe sending his beloved Son to die for sin-sick humanity?
And this is the heartbeat, uniqueness, and vision of ACTS:
To point your students toward the example of God’s selfless love, inspiring them toward a greater love of country and of fellow man, in order that they might thereby become agents of godly change in our nation and our world.
For more information about the ACTS Difference, follow the included link. Or give us a call to speak with one of our friendly ACTS representatives—1-800-222-2001.
May we be the generation
to see our young people rise up
with an EXTRA-ORDINARY selfless love—
of God, of country and of fellow man.