I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Nearly a year ago, I read Grandad's Prayers of the Earth with my fourth graders. And today, I read it with my seventh graders.

Same story. Same meditation. Same results.

(Thank you Loyola Press.)

I honestly didn't know how seventh graders would handle their teacher reading aloud to them - they're 12 and 13 after all and could think of such an event as being below them. But, if you know me at all, I would say all children need to be read to - at least through eighth grade - so I was willing to take the chance that it might blow up in my face.

I'm sure glad it didn't.

Don't we all, once in awhile, like to be treated like kids again? When it's such a good story (as this one was), don't we enjoy being read to?

1 comment:

  1. I think everyone likes to have someone read to him/her. :)