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I love teaching except for paper grading. How does one, when reading a
subjective answer, really tell the difference between an A- or a B+? If
teachers are honest they have to admit even rubrics are subjective. I am
confused by my reticence to evaluate academic work when I have no trouble
making snap judgments about the people that turned in the work. Often I
look at people of whom I have not an iota of substantive information and
decide whether or not they are nice people and if I like them or not. I am
quick to write people off as not being worthy of my time and attention. I can
be talking with someone and when someone more important comes near I
immediately brush off the person I am speaking with so I can enter into
conversation with the more important person. As you can tell I am not a
very nice person. Isn't it amazing that Jesus loves me? He does. I know
because as I learned as a child, "The Bible tells me so."
Truthfully it is amazing that Jesus loves any of us. My judgmental habits are
not unique to me. I recently listened to a sermon that was sending whole
groups of people to hell. According to the pastor individual needs, history
and circumstances where not to be considered. They, according to him,
were gross sinners. Oh dear. I wonder if he ever read Matthew 7:1?
I am working on the above problem. I am aware of it. But have a long long
way to go. Thank you Jesus for putting up with me.
Roger Bothwell and my address is email@example.com
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
support of our faith ministry.
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