Yes. I do love you.

WaterA group of my somewhat challenging(and I mean that in a nice way, really.) students asked me, “Mr. Scott, do you like us? Are there things about us that you wish were different or that you would change?” I thought, ‘Are they kidding?’ I quickly thought of one or two big ideas that all adults probably wish that teens learned earlier and then I answered, “I love you and what I want most of all is for each of you to be Christian before anything else. Before you’re a man or a woman, be a Christian. Before you’re a student be a Christian. Before you’re a Haitian or a Jamaincan or whatever it is you call yourself, be a Christian and all the rest of that stuff will sort itself out.” My words to them. His words to me.