Sunday, June 6, 2010

Recognizing Religious Education this Sunday

Today was a very big day for me at church, and one part of that was our Religious Education Recognition Sunday, honoring our children, youth, and volunteer teachers. And they also stepped forward and honored me right back, so that felt very sweet and loving.

I read this quote as part of the service today:

I would like to share with you the words of William Ellery Channing:
The great end in religious education is not to stamp our minds irresistibly on the young, but to stir up their own; not to make them see with our eyes but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own; not to give them a definite amount of knowledge but to inspire a fervent love of truth; not to form an outward regularity but to touch inward springs …

That is the work I do, and a large part of why I love this job.

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved that reading. It definitely shapes my homeschool philosophy.