GOODY TWO-SHOES! Every school has one. You know, the teacher’s pet, the guy or girl who never gets into trouble. The kid who volunteers for stuff. The one who defends smaller and younger kids and sits with the student who was all alone at the lunch table. When this kid gets to high school , he or she might be on the yearbook staff or student council or the prom committee. This kid seems to actually like school! Does extra credit. Visits grade-school teachers. These kids usually get branded with names like “brownnoser,” teacher’s pet,” or worse. And although it’s true that some kids do all that stuff just to earn points with teachers or parents, goodness is a good thing, not a bad thing. Goodness is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. That’s what Paul said about the Christians in Rome. If a chariot was on the side of the road with a flat tire, they stopped to help. They had a positive attitude in even the face of sometimes terrible conditions. Of course, this kind of goodness doesn’t come naturally. It can only come from God. So, if you’re a Jesus believer and follower of The Way, goodness should constantly ooze from your heart, too!