Thursday, March 24, 2022

Articulate our ideas and share them with those we respect.

A good teacher clarifies his own ideas and strengthens them by teaching them. Teacher and pupil are alike in the learning process. They are in the same order of learning, and unless they share their lessons conviction will be lacking. A good teacher must believe in the ideas he teaches, but he must meet another condition; he must believe in the students to whom he offers the ideas. T-4.I.1: 1-4

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

We learn what we teach. A good teacher believes what they teach. The teacher should be sincere, genuine, authentic. In addition, a good teacher believes in and respects the one(s) they are sharing their teachings with.

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested, in step twelve, that AA members who have had a spiritual awakening share what they have learned with others. The efficacy of their sharing depends on their sincerity, and their love and respect for those they share the message with.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. This acceptance and encouragement comes from the affirmation and promotion of each person’s inherent worthy and dignity.

Today, it is suggested that we clarify our own ideas by attempting to articulate them and share them with others. This clarification comes not only from their articulation but from the regard for those with whom the articulation is shared.

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