Before classes began, 900 teachers reminded of 'special call'
Teaching is a daunting vocation and even Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, admits he trembles when he thinks of his responsibility as bishop.
“But you share in that awesome responsibility,” he told the 900 teachers from Catholic schools around central Illinois who attended the Diocesan Teachers’ Institute in Peoria on Aug. 12.
“We share in the Lord’s ministry of teaching the truth, of loving our neighbor, of calling people to conversion,” Bishop Jenky said. “If Jesus did that perfectly, I can tell you -- starting with your bishop -- we do it imperfectly. But we cannot wimp out from the struggle. And we know God is on our side.”
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