Why I am catholic — it’s the children
Teaching is a hard profession. You need to have the qualities of a saint. So, in my opinion, every professional teacher (especially K-12) is a saint. Fortunately this includes my sister, sister-in-law and both of my in-laws.
We teach the RCIC class at our parish (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children). We are not professionals in any manner. Fortunately, we do have a couple that helps us out (as well as few others) that one IS a professional teacher. It comes in especially handy in the way of discipline of the kids (ages 8-12).
But it’s not the kids discipline that I am amazed at, after all, kids will be kids. But it is their absolute, honest insight into situations. For example, I asked the kids if they woke up early enough to see God’s creation today? (My intention was for them to say “yes” because it was a beautiful sunrise!) Well immediately the brother and sister both said, “YES!!! We saw THREE HOT AIR BALLOONS!!!”
I am amazed at God’s creation everyday, especially those creations under 5 feet tall!