It was just before the July school holidays when Tiiu and I received Kezia and Tiana’s ‘Student Progress Report’ for semester one and then followed much discussion around the grades. We do open these reports with one eye shut hoping our incentives have paid off; of course we like to get feedback on the progress they are making and encourage them to set some new goals. But something much harder to test and so much more important is how our girls are growing in godly character, their love for Jesus Christ and others.
“If you want a good litmus test of your spiritual growth, simply examine the nature and quality of your relationships with others. Are you more loving, more compassionate, more patient, more understanding, more caring, more giving, more forgiving than you were a year ago?” (Invitation to a Journey: M. Robert Mulholland Jr.)