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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Teacher's Sacred Task

The sacred task of teaching is a concerted effort coming from everyone. It does not belong to a single individual. We are always already forming each other at home, at work, in school. We find ourselves immersed in a network of people interacting with each other in various modes of communicating and in various levels of influence.

Such a task naturally emanates from us whether we are conscious of it or not. Coupled with it is the task to grow in our capacities and to actualize our potentialities as instruments of formation—on-going human formation and development.

Above all, such a task is a gift that is freely given to all of us from above. So much of this task flows from God’s grace which is a testament of God’s deep desire and enduring love for all humankind. This is revealed throughout human history without end. And within it, we find ourselves being co-workers with God in this special and sacred task.