Published on September 24th, 2019
Question: Some people wonder if young children should learn about persecuted Christians. How would you answer them?
Laura S., a third-grade teacher at a Christian school in Tennessee, replies:
“Jesus was persecuted, as were the apostles. This is our heritage as believers. We cannot ignore it. It is a great calling, and each child born into the household of faith has this calling.
“Should we shield our children from that reality? No. Persecuted Christians are their brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God. I want us to train our children to pray for those in need, and to care for the widows and orphans, especially those in the household of faith.”
What Do You Think?