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Every day an ‘act of God’ day

Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

File a request for an “act of God day,” so as not to lose state aid funding? Oh, my, wouldn’t it be terrible to lose spring break, holidays, and end-of-year plans because we have to extend the school year? How dare God to interrupt our plans.

It never ceases to amaze me how we either blame God for everything that goes wrong, or we use him for a crutch when we face a problem. We don’t even recognize that God exists in our schools anymore; in fact, we desperately fight to keep him out.

Our actual lives are an “act of God.” We are here on earth because he allows us to be here. He waits patiently for us to realize we need him in our daily lives. He doesn’t intrude or force us to honor him, but gives us freedom to do as we will.

How long are we going to make him wait?

School authorities will decide our fate, but one thing I do know – if you really want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. He is in control, not us.

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