In his Conference address A Teacher Come From God, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland helps us understand our true roles as teachers, and he says,
“We must revitalize and reenthrone superior teaching in the Church.” Not just okay teaching. Not just good-enough teaching. Superior teaching. The kind of teaching that makes it worth coming to class.”
In the book of Romans, Paul asks,
“Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself?” (Romans 2:21)
As we strive to become more like the Savior, teaching His gospel will help us learn his gospel.
It is possible that the person most fully converted by superior teaching will be ourselves. And that’s fine.
Sometimes when you have a teaching calling, it can feel isolating. Sometimes we forget that teaching is the ministering of the gospel.
So if you’re a teacher, you are a gift to your class, and you are walking in the footsteps fo the Master teacher.
When you have some time, watch Elder Holland’s talk and catch the vision of exactly what you are…a teacher come from God.
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