8/08/2005

Attitudes and Attributes
Time to Teach

God gives special gifts to His teachers, because they have a special role in His plan for Atonement. Their specialness is, of course, only temporary; set in time as a means of leading out of time. These special gifts, born in the holy relationship toward which the teaching-learning situation is geared, become characteristic of all teachers of God who have advanced in their own learning. In this respect they are all alike.



Everyone read:
Manual for Teachers 4;
Intro and section on trust and the development of trust.


Choose:
Three of the characteristics of a teacher of God that you feel you want or need to look at and practice its corresponding lessons!

Honesty
Lesson 156 I walk with God in perfect holiness

Tolerance
Lesson 35 My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy

Gentleness
Lesson 94 I am as God created me

Joy

Lesson 103 God, being love, is also happiness

Defenselessness
Lesson 170 There is no cruelty in God and none in me

Generosity
Lesson 167 There is one life and that I share with God

Patience

Lesson 67 Love created me like itself

Faithfulness
Lesson 91 Miracles are seen in light

Open-mindedness
Lesson 127 There is no love but God’s

Inquiry
Why is a development of trust essential as a teacher of God?
In what phase do you find yourself?
In what manner are the three attributes that you chose related to the experience of trust in God?
Why are all these nine attitudes which are only outward manifestations of your trust nonetheless important attributes of your teaching?
How do you nourish these attitudes and strengthen your ‘special’ attributes?

“I am the way, the Truth and the life”

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