Sunday, January 22, 2012

Inspiration for the Week

"Education is the most interesting and difficult adventure in life. Educating – from the Latin educere – means leading young people to move beyond themselves and introducing them to reality, towards a fullness that leads to growth.  . . .  For this reason, today more than ever we need authentic witnesses, and not simply people who parcel out rules and facts; we need witnesses capable of seeing farther than others because their life is so much broader. A witness is someone who first lives the life that he proposes to others."

- Pope Benedict XVI (Message Celebrating World Day of Peace, 2012)


  1. Sheila,

    I love that quote, and will be printing it out for my bulletin board, to keep me inspired for teaching catechism class. In our parish, there is so much emphasis on "workbook religion," and parceling out rules and facts, rather than trying to live the faith. I try to do things differently and sometimes feel like the odd duck! Thank you for sharing...


    1. So glad that you found this inspiring as well!