In the classroom, I've been yelled at, spit on, kicked, hit, hugged, kissed, thanked, laughed at, ridiculed, and even had a student poop his pants and I stepped in his poo.
Even after all that, I can never forget Jesus words.
"Do not prevent the little children from coming to me for to such belong the Kingdom of God."
That doesn't mean that kids are perfect or they are the embodiment of heaven on earth.
It means they have the open heart to receive the truth of the Kingdom of God and will be influenced by every word and action we say and do.
Teaching children is an open door to bless or curse.
The responsibility is great and the consequences for abuse are serious.
Jesus said it would be better if a millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown in the sea rather than causing one of those little ones who believe in him to stumble.
But on the contrary, whoever welcomes one of those children in his name welcomes Jesus himself.
If you want to be a great teacher, you must be the biggest servant in the classroom.
It's not about how much money you can make.
It's about how much love you can give.