We could all be better teachers. Being a good teacher is more than what is in a book. It’s a lifestyle that leaves an indelible impression on those around us. Jesus constantly looked for teachable people—people who would look beyond appearances and not make snap judgments. He warmed to those who asked honest questions. And he was grieved and dumbfounded by the educated who were hardhearted… unteachable. He said to them, “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life” (John 5:39). Being a better teacher means when people see you they see Jesus. We teach thru example. I had many teachers during my school days. However the ones that left the biggest impression were not the ones who knew everything in the books… but those that showed a life of character and love. For me my most memorable was Mr. Mooneyham. He thought me so much more than what was in a book. Christ taught from his heart and in communion with his father. He taught more from example than from the prophets and the scripture. He taught from a heart of pure love and compassion. To be a good teacher is to have a positive influence on others in our path. We are all teachers whether we know it or not. We should strive to be memorable… just as Christ was!
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