This week reality hit as a teacher - didn't take me long, did it? Nothing bad happened, of course, but this is all becoming real now and I am living the TRUE life of a teacher. When I started, the head of Christian Studies (my boss), Rob felt like he needed to warn me about how hard it could be when students are lazy or let you down. I thought he was being a downer and dramatic, but then I feel in love (quickly) with my group of students and decided they are epic and wonderful and have endless potential. But they don't necessarily see it, or know it, or care, and some are just completely missing it. I guess they are missing out on what I see. The potential, their brilliant minds, what could be. They could be so much.
I feel like I've played this song before.... and I'm guessing it won't be the last time I sing it. But I will keep hoping and keep creating space for beautiful things to happen. What else can I do? I love these people now!
Handout of prayer and Scripture reading for class
Notes on from my lecture on the Gospel of John