Love your students


Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

John 13:31-35

The New Commandment

When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Remembering Karl Wilfred Webb, Online Condolences Snow’s Funeral Home Halifax

Dear Shelley,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Karl. I know that you loved him very much. I taught at Sir John Macdonald High School with Karl for five years from 1985 to 1990. I learned much from Karl. In the 1980s there was a sense of formality in business and education. All male teachers wore ties. Karl wore a suit every day. At one staff meeting, usually dominated by curriculum issues, I almost fell out of my chair when Karl starting talking about love. He said it was important for teachers to love their students. I needed to hear this. Since that staff meeting I have tried every day to love my students. I had been teaching for about ten years and it was the first time anyone in education, at any level, had talked about love. I am officially retired as a teacher but I volunteer in the school system quite a bit. Every day I am with students I think about the importance of love.

Thank you, Karl. Rest in Peace.

Barrie Walsh