Episcopal Schools Sunday: Thoughts on Teaching

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Good teachers often answer a question with a question, making the student think further on his or her own. A teacher himself, Jesus is no exception in his response to the chief priests and elders in today’s reading from Matthew’s gospel. And in the Psalm, God as teacher proclaims, “Hear my teachings, O my people; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.” Moreover, the text of the offertory anthem today also implores God to teach us and give us understanding. With these lectionary readings and texts, it is no accident that we celebrate Episcopal Schools Sunday this morning. Christians should be perpetual students in Jesus Christ; may we give thanks today for all teachers and for our lifelong abilities to learn and grow in faith.

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