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
Co-authored by former Chaplain Howard Graham and PDS dad Taylor Tollison, this newest book from PDS' Building Boys, Making Men program is designed to be a guide that helps parents on their journey of building boys into men.
For September, our virtue is True Friend. We will spend chapels, class meetings, homeroom time, and daily teachable moments to help the boys answer the essential question, “What does it mean to be a True Friend?”
Parents, how is it going? Most of us have now been with our kids all day, every day, for almost a month. So, how is it going? Are you exhausted with reminding your children to listen to you and do what you say?
If you’re like a lot of parents, you have a growing appreciation for the hard work teachers do every day in the classroom and are continuing to do in new ways from home. And, I can assure you that they are thankful for what you’re now doing to help your children continue to learn. But, there is something else that’s important for all of us to learn in these unprecedented times as we seek to love and raise our kids the best we can.
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.
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.