Teachers | Enthusiasm | Example

“…they were astonished at His teaching” (Matthew 22:33).

According to leading Educators, the number one qualification of a good teacher is enthusiasm for the subject being taught. Our word “enthusiasm,” comes from the Greek, and it means “God within.” “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Thomas Carlyle, the famous Scottish writer and historian, once received a letter from a young man who wanted to become a teacher. “Mr. Carlyle,” he wrote, “I wish to be a teacher. Will you tell me the secret of successful teaching?” Carlyle replied, “Be what you would have your pupils be. All other teaching is unblessed mockery.” That is precisely the method of authentic Christian teaching. What Jesus teaches us…

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