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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 3, 2022

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MONDAY, October 3      [JOHN RALEIGH MOTT, Ecumenist and Missionary, 1955]

Luke 6:40 A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher.

As Boy Scout leaders, one of our objectives was to encourage and help the scouts move from the rank of scout through tenderfoot and second class to first-class scout within a year of their joining the troop. The understanding was that what they would learn and master in that year through hiking, camping, cooking, patrol organization, service projects, troop meetings, courts of honor, and other special events would prepare them to move from students to teachers.

Seeing these young men gain confidence in their abilities and eventually take on leadership positions in the troop and in their school and other activities was always uplifting. Similarly, as a manager in business, I found my job infinitely more rewarding when I could mentor employees so that they could gain enough mastery to teach others. So, as Jesus would have us understand, the answer to whether we are fully qualified to teach is simple. Yes, I am. Yes, we are.

MOVING FORWARD: When have you been a teacher in the faith? When have you been a student?

PRAY for the Diocese of Muyinga (Burundi)

Today the Church remembers .

Psalm 106: Part I * Psalm 106: Part II | Hosea 14:1-9 | Acts 22:30-23:11 | Luke 6:39-49

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