|A Tribute to a Man I Never Met|
As I read the many online tributes to this popular teacher, one of them has stuck in my mind and just won't go away. One prior student wrote of him, "My strongest memory of him was that he would never let a kid eat by himself in the Elder cafeteria."
A seemingly small gesture, that this former student remembered years later.
But IS it such a small thing?
Our culture is obsessed with "Me Time." I see a constant stream of blog posts, magazine articles and spa ads about "Me Time." And, chatter amongst friends - especially Teachers and Moms who spend their days with children - focuses unrelentingly on "Me Time."
I'm sure that Mr. Klusman also wanted "Me Time." When lunch time came and he no doubt needed rest from a long morning of demanding interactions with young people.
But, in imitation of Christ, he took the high road.
13When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
He ROUTINELY sacrificially offered his "Me Time" and made it into "You Time."
A finer tribute I cannot imagine.
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