“His fame spread everywhere, throughout the whole region of Galilee.”
January 27, 2018
These are the final words of today’s Gospel according to Mark and it reminds me of an anonymous writing about Jesus as a Teacher. I often read this as I am preparing to teach an RCIA class or a BeFriender’s meeting. I hope you enjoy it and that it will spark some conversation about a Teacher who made a real difference in the world!
The Teacher---Author Unknown
He never taught a lesson in a classroom… He had no tools to work with, such as blackboards, maps or charts…
He used no subject outlines, kept no records, gave no grades, and His only text was ancient and well-worn…
His students were the poor, the lame, the deaf, the blind, the outcast—
His method was the same with all who came to hear and learn…
He opened eyes with faith… He opened ears with simple truth… opened hearts with love, a love born of forgiveness…
A gentle man, a humble man, He asked and won no honors, no gold awards of tribute to His expertise or wisdom… and yet this quiet teacher from the hills of Galilee has fed the needs, fulfilled the hopes, and changed the lives of many millions…
For what He taught brought Heaven to earth and revealed God’s heart to mankind.
This is Our Lord! Our Teacher. It is awesome to think about the impact of Jesus Christ on the world in which we live. After more than 2,000 years his teachings remain as Truth. After more than 2,000 years no one on this earth has ever been able to discount his reality. Our amazing Teacher is God, himself!
With unending gratitude,
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