a blog for teachers who follow the Master Teacher
Over the last few weeks, some of our contributors have invited us into their lives, or rather into their students’ lives. They’ve given us glimpses of their students through their eyes. This teacher lectionary builds on their ideas as we look for the Master Teacher’s image in our students, colleagues, and other humans in our spheres. Join us before the throne today or anytime during this Lent season.
You can find a printable version of this lectionary at the link below.
(Genesis 1 & 2; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:15-17)
Jesus, You are the visible image of the invisible God.
Christ, You are supreme over all creation.
Creator of everything and everyone, You placed Your imprint on all that You made.
With the tongues You have made, we both praise You and curse those who have been made in Your image. This should not be.
Each of the humans who inhabit my spheres bears Your image, whether they know You or not, whether I recognize You in them or not.
Creator, as I consider the humans in my spheres, including the ones I love most and those I most struggle to love, will you show me Your image in them?
(During a period of stillness as You consider and listen, you could:
(As you go through your photos or mental pictures again or using your journal or chart, celebrate the humans in your spheres. Some sentences you could begin with are listed below.)
(1 Peter 2:9-10)
As I leave Your throne room, I continue my celebration. As your holy priest, I will shine with Your goodness by speaking blessings over and about the humans in my spheres.
(You could use a chart like the one below to list words of encouragement you might speak to the humans in your spheres or words of celebration you may speak about them to others.)
Photo by Ismael Sánchez: https://www.pexels.com/photo/reflection-of-woman-s-eye-on-broken-mirror-2282000/.