To The Teacher,
There may come a time when you feel insignificant.
There may be times when you question your position.
It may become difficult to stand your ground.
You may feel over-burdened or under-challenged.
You may think that your ministry is inconsequential, but all these things are only doubts.
God puts his hand on the oppressed and under-privileged and this makes you his tool.
You sharpen the sword against ignorance, and this sword will give you strength. Your position is a strategic one in God’s mysterious plan. You must have the conviction of a faithful soldier on the battlefield. You must believe that you are critically needed where you are.
Believe- that the disadvantaged will remember you.
Believe- that if you can create fond memories, you have given an invaluable gift that will last forever.
Jesus Rodriguez, © 10/14/97
Inspired by Mr. Prucha, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle, Mrs. Kazarian, Mr. Sigala, Ms. Devers, Mr. Penner, Dr Ghamsary, and Dr. Charles Stark.
To Dr. Stark,
Love has such fantastic repercussions; your kindness has changed my life forever.