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Why do I teach?

How can I say "no" to them and walk away?

Last week, the dark child brightened up.
Yesterday, the angry child smiled.
Just today, the sad child laughed.
And tomorrow, the child beyond hope, will graduate.

Each child a new challenge.
Each challenge a routine and a painful burden.
Each burden, mine to bear for a brief period of time -
my special chance to help God perform His miracle
in each child.

We teach because we are called to teach.
We teach because the children need us now.
We teach because we need to love them.
We teach because it is life to us.

How can we say "no" to them and walk away?

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At 6:50pm on October 23, 2010, Bruce Penniman said…
Thanks for coming, Joanne! It's always exciting when we all gather together.

At 5:03pm on October 23, 2010, Len Cabral said…
Thank you I enjoyed sharing stories and my thoughts on how using stories as a teaching tool helps build communities and lays the ground work for teaching compassion


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