I’ve just been called as Gospel Doctrine teacher.
The last time I had this calling was 11 years ago. I was a cocky young upstart who relished the prospect of teaching The Gospel According to Kathy. (The one true gospel.) Tired of substandard Sunday School instruction, I set out to whip everyone into shape.
My class members were very kind. They took the good and graciously overlooked the bad. They smiled at me, answered my questions, and thanked me for my efforts.
I hope my new class will do the same.
I don’t deserve such kindness, according to the law of restoration. Despite my gratitude for charitable class members back when I was a teacher, once I was released I promptly resumed my snooty silent (and not-so-silent) criticism of those folks called to teach me.
And bad karma aside, while don’t think I’m quite as cocky as I used to be, I still have all kinds of weaknesses as a teacher. All of which will inevitably be on display at the front of the classroom.
But maybe with your help I can do a bit of damage control. Awareness is the first step to change. So tell me, what do you appreciate in a Gospel Doctrine teacher?