Teachers can be fully charged at the beginning of a school year, but our batteries usually run low by Christmas. In these couple of years, one of the most draining things is to handle the dilemma in the polarized community. Though our parents, kids, and teachers can get along well, we are helpless in keeping them from social attacks. It is an energy drain, even if we can handle the situation well. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:2-4.” The verse gives me strength in this difficult time, even if I am criticized. All we are semi-finished products of the Lord. It is not confined to youngsters but is a universal truth across ages. God is still working on all of us until the end of the secular world. The understanding helps me be more tolerant when I am being criticized. There are always people to drain our batteries. If we turn to Jesus, He recharges us with His truth and gives us patience.