Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday, 3rd Week: We Teach Others By Our Actions

"Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven". – Matthew 5:17-19

There is a saying that gets passed from student to student in medical schools, "see one, do one, teach one". That is, see a technique 1 time and you are ready to do it. Do it 1 time, and you are ready to teach it.

God entrusts us with His commandments: the "techniques" of how to live life fully, as we are meant to live it. He summarizes the lessons down to 2 commandments, making it easy to remember: Love your God. Love your neighbors like yourself.

It may take us our whole life to learn it, these 2 lessons. How are we to teach it to others? Our confidence comes from His love for us. Not like a teacher but like a father is how He guides our halting steps. He takes care of us, as we try to take care of each other.

Letting go of His hands and we will stumble -- falling, and pulling down those who are influenced by us. Whether we want to or not, we are all teachers, influencing friends and strangers by how we live.

Lord, help me to review ... what lesson am I teaching others by my action today?

reflected by Phuong Thanh

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