January 16, 2017
Beginning this year, each Monday (Day #1098) brings an opportunity to ponder a descriptive word about Jesus. Today’s description is teacher.
What does Jesus teach us? How does he teach? Who does he teach? Where does he teach? Lots of questions, but a few thoughts:
- One simple answer is that Jesus teaches us about God and about having a right relationship with God. But Jesus also teaches us about having good relationships with other people. When he says that the most important commandments are to love God and love neighbor, he’s teaching us where our priorities should be.
- Jesus teaches by example - by words and by actions. He spends time with those labeled and identified publicly as sinners and outcasts through loving them, inviting them into his family, and transforming their lives (which also answers much about the who).
- Jesus teaches in the synagogues (places of worship), in homes, on the plains and mountains, in the cities, wherever anyone will listen.
Lots to think about!