This month, we have been studying Matt. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. All of our schoolwork for October is related to this verse. In science we are learning about friction. One of the projects was to learn how to check and change engine oil since oil keeps the engine from having to much friction. Reuben taught the younger ones how to check the oil in the van, tiller and lawnmower. We were reminded not to let our relationship with God slip or we will have unnecessary friction with others. Being persecuted for righteousness' sake is one thing, but more often we are persecuted and annoyed because of our own faults.