Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other."

The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others - Saint John Chrysostom.

(Gospel Text: LK 11:42-46)
The Lord said:
"Woe to you Pharisees!
You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb,
but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God.
These you should have done, without overlooking the others.
Woe to you Pharisees!
You love the seat of honor in synagogues
and greetings in marketplaces.
Woe to you!
You are like unseen graves over which people unknowingly walk."

Then one of the scholars of the law said to him in reply,
"Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too."
And he said, "Woe also to you scholars of the law!
You impose on people burdens hard to carry,
but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them."

The good shepherd goes before the flock. Good parents are models to follow: example attracts. Good educators make a point of living by the virtues they teach.

This is being coherent.

Not only to a point, but fully: living a life close to the tabernacle, the devotion to the Mother of God, some small services at home and in the community, spreading love and  joy...

«Great souls know how to take advantage of small things» (St Josemaria).

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