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A reply to you
This is a comment that was sent to me regarding one of my articles.
Teacher Joe, I love what you write about, it is right from the heart and it is true. However, if you really are a teacher, could you please check your hubs for spelling before posting them? Both as professionals and as Christians we need them to be the best that they can be...
Here is my reply
I am very happy you enjoy my articles.
As for your comment concerning doubting my teaching:
Ask any teacher and they will tell you: some can teach children but cannot teach teenagers. Some can teach adults but not children. Some can teach university students but cannot teach adults.
By the photo’s you will see adequate prove that I teach children, teenagers, university students and adults. Many of the photo’s are from class trips I took them on.
As if that is not enough of a talent imagine going to a country where they think differently as well as have a different culture and you may understand why most foreign teachers only last one year.
I have taught all over China for eight years.
In the west most teachers cry because they have more than twenty students in a class. I gave individual attention to all my children in classes of over fifty students. Try that.
And if you think that is fun, try tutoring one on one and see if you have the patience for it.
Some of my students are studying at top universities in the west and they are not shy in thanking me because of my patience and love for them that gave them the confidence and skills needed to do that. It is not an easy task for a Chinese to study abroad.
All the time you are doing that you present yourself as a Christian and guide some of them to Jesus. If you think that is easy, I would with great glee, enjoy watching you try this feat.
You call my teaching ability or the fact that I am a teacher into question I would gladly appreciate if you can match that must less surpass it. After all, are you not insinuating you are superior to me? Then come over here and prove it. Actions speak louder than words.
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Proverbs 16:5
Oh yeah, many times I was in isolated villages where there was no other foreigners, no foreign TV, movies, books or music. At the time I had no computer. There was no heat in either the classroom or my apartment and it was well below zero in the winter time. During the summer when it is over a hundred degree’s there is no air conditioning. Come over and try it for a year and then you will have the right to talk the talk.
Concerning my spelling: I use spell check and read the articles before they are posted. Sometimes mistakes get by. I’m not perfect, are you? Or, you do not understand the spelling I use or why I use it.
For example, American English is different from British (oh yeah, that’s another point, most teachers can only teach either American English or British English. I have taught both. I would welcome the opportunity to see you do that in a class of over fifty students as well as be able to explain why there is the difference).
Now concerning Jesus’ disciples, most were poor fishermen. How good do you think their spelling was when they were writing the Gospels?
There have been many times I have read others articles on this site and noticed spelling mistakes but let it ride. It called being considerate and tolerant.
By your critical attitude in your comment I wonder if you are one of those Pharisee’s that drive people from the church and or Christ. If you have been here a while you may have read some articles that just such an attitude has driven people from churches and Christ. I know it has me with many churches.
When looking at faults, use a mirror, not a telescope.
"Show me a person who is hyper-critical, and I will show you a person who is guilty of far worse sin in his own life. David was guilty of adultery and of premeditated murder. Yet he thought it perfectly just to kill a man who had merely stolen his neighbor's sheep. Of all people, King David should have been 'Mr. Compassion.' But instead, he was 'Mr. Hypocrisy.' He fell neatly into Nathan's little prophetic trap, as the prophet pointed his finger straight at David and said, 'You are the man.’” Greg Laurie
Perhaps you may need to sincerely talk with Jesus about your attitude and see if there is a bigger problem in you that you are trying to cover up by being so self righteous with others. At least in my opinion you are self righteous from your comment.
We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges
Prayer: Jesus (Rabbi) I pray that all judgmental people reading this will take time to reflect with you where they may have problems in their life that needs correcting. As well my beloved, may all who have been criticized by others take heart in reading this article and build them up so they can continue to progress in their walk with the career you have chosen for them. And, to forgive those who have been judgmental with them. In the name of Him who was constantly criticized by the scribes and Pharisee’s of His day when He was walking on the earth, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.