In our cluster of churches, we are blessed to have so many people who are knowledgeable about our faith. We have people studying the Bible, the Catechism. Others are watching programs on Formed.org. And still others are doing independent studies. There is a thirst to know more about God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit and other parts of our faith. The best way to learn anything is to be a teacher. You must know the material well enough to be able to present to others so they can understand. Which means being able to answer questions and able to admit you may not know all the answers but will search out those answers.
This ‘searching out’, it is not always something people do. Have you ever had a question not answered? Sometimes there is not time to find an answer. Or maybe the question just is not that important, and you can live with not knowing an answer. But for a qualified teacher, an unanswered question will drive them to find an answer. And they will search until an answer is found. St. Paul is giving us that indication in the first reading today. Everything comes from God. Not all of us are created to be teachers. But for those of you who are teachers and those who are part time teachers, we need to take a few moments and thank you. And thank God. It is His Spirit driving you to teach. To help others to learn and grow in wisdom. As teachers and parents, you may not often feel very qualified, but God qualifies you through the Holy Spirit. Thank you for all you do and your dedication. Do not ever stop. We need you.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen