Meadowview Christian hurt by frenzy

Published 10:56pm Friday, April 5, 2013

Dear Editor,

With spring weather upon us, all the summer events and attractions seem to come to mind. Most fishermen know all about the “feeding frenzy.” An elated angler tosses blood and fish pieces into the water and the free for all begins to the delight of all aboard the vessel.

Many things can fuel a feeding frenzy, even panic, loose lips, people of little faith and those that are unhappy and just want everyone else to be unhappy with them. It is the second type of frenzy that is happening in Selma.

The worst part is that those being hurt the most by this frenzy are children.

Meadowview Christian is being hurt by this frenzy. A frenzy being fueled by false rumors, those that just do not know what they are talking about and those that do not want Meadowview to succeed. There are those that MCS has been very good to and they turn their backs and do all they can to follow the path of their own selfish, self-interest.

I have been involved with Meadowview for many years. Two daughters graduated there and now grandchildren attend. MCS has always been a family-oriented school with Christ at the center. The education is on the same level as any other private school in Alabama and as we have seen in our news lately, better than some of our public schools.

Meadowview has been recognized as a “Blue Ribbon” school, which means they are among the “best of the best.” The Alabama Independent School Association presents this award and this came about through hard work, a caring staff, students and supporters.

I was brought up being told, “If you can’t say something good, don’t say anything at all.” Proverbs 21:2 tells us, “A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.”

Selma is large enough for all and diverse enough that we should be able to choose our child’s place of education without having to face daily loose lip talk or wild, false rumors.

We sometimes don’t know how good we have it until it’s gone. Meadowview is standing strong and will continue especially in the hearts of those who really care.

For those that don’t care, just don’t say anything and leave Meadowview alone. Spend your time, energy and efforts in your backyard.

I happen to care for all of our children. Those who have and those who don’t. Those who can and those that just try their very best.

There is not a dime’s difference in any of them. They are just kids. The difference is what we as adults teach them; what they hear and say us do. So Lord, weigh my heart, help me to stop the frenzy and provide a safe and caring place for our children to learn, grow and know you.

To end, I hope everyone enjoys spring, your children, your chosen school and love your Lord. Ask Him to weigh your heart, help you to support, not tear down and love your neighbor across the road.

Romans 8:28 tells us, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” Meadowview claims that “good,” we stand strong and look forward to growth and great success. Go Trojans. Go Senators.

 

Donna “Granny” Britt

Valley Grande

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