October Virtue - The Humble Hero
Posted on Oct 2, 2020 by Mark Fruitt

October Virtue - The Humble Hero

For October, our virtue is Humble Hero.  Pastor and Author Tim Keller gave this perspective on humility from his book, The Art of Self Forgetfulness.

“C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity makes a brilliant observation about gospel-humility at the very end of his chapter on pride. If we were to meet a truly humble person, Lewis says, we would never come away from meeting them thinking they were humble.They would not be always telling us they were a nobody (because a person who keeps saying they are a nobody is actually a self-obsessed person). The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.”Tim Keller - The Art of Self Forgetfulness
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The Humble Hero

Uses Gifts for God's Glory

● Knows his gifts are from God
● Handles success with humility
● Lives for God’s glory and not his own
● Does not seek recognition or reward
● Seeks God’s will for his life
● Willing to sacrifice to fulfill God’s purpose for his life
● Has a vision to use his gifts for world impact

Key Verse: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” - 1 Peter 4:10

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As we spend this month being intentional about humility, we will be challenging the boys to develop habits that will enable them to form some characteristics of a Humble Hero. A passage from scripture that we will be referencing and asking the boys to memorize is Philippians 2:3-4.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.Philippians 2:3-4

It is our prayer that each boy continues to grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man.

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you as we teach the boys this incredibly important virtue. 



Mark

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Mark Fruitt

Mark Fruitt serves as Elementary Principal and Director of the Building Boys, Making Men program at Presbyterian Day School (PDS), an independent school serving boys in grades PK-6 in Memphis.

Born and raised in Memphis, Fruitt earned his undergraduate and master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Memphis. Before coming to PDS in 2004, he served as a teacher, head varsity boys basketball coach, assistant varsity football coach and Dean of Students at First Assembly Christian School. Also during this time, he served as director of the family life center at First Assembly of God Church.

Over the years Mark’s professional development has included Project Zero at Harvard, Leading Today’s Changing Middle School, the National Association of Independent School Conference, and many others. He has also attended numerous coaching clinics, including: Alabama, Penn State, Nebraska, and Indiana to name a few.

Mark was awarded the Most Valuable Teacher Award while teaching at First Assembly and earned coach of the year honors in 2000. Mark enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and reading. Mark is married to Amy and they have one daughter. They are members of Hope Presbyterian.


VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The Humble Hero

Uses Gifts for God's Glory

● Knows his gifts are from God
● Handles success with humility
● Lives for God’s glory and not his own
● Does not seek recognition or reward
● Seeks God’s will for his life
● Willing to sacrifice to fulfill God’s purpose for his life
● Has a vision to use his gifts for world impact

Key Verse: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” - 1 Peter 4:10

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With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

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