Love Thine Teachers

By Tyler Gonsalves, Talon Staff writer

        In 1 Corinthians 13:4 it states that love is patient. This is really significant in all types of relationships. Whether it be a father to son relationship, friend to friend friendship, or a teacher to student connection.

I am mainly focusing on our relationships with our teachers. Our bond with our instructors is essential, most of us are not as patient as we would like to be. Our teachers take the time out of their own day to prepare lectures, assignments, notes, homework, whatever it may be, they care for us so much as to do these things and sometimes we don’t even pay attention! If I was a teacher, I would get frustrated so quickly.

We as students, young adults, or even elders, need to stop and look back and appreciate our teachers and professors. To those of you who have had to put up with an insufferable, painstaking career as a teacher, I applaud you Sir and Ma’am.

Take Ms. Humphreys for example, she is the most caring and patient teacher that I know, it’s really important too, because math takes time.

Not to mention other teachers, and not just in the middle school. The moment we walk in a math class,or any class for that matter, we should feel cared for and supported, and that’s exactly what our teachers do.

     Some of you may have a faded or false view of our teachers. We all hear it, things like “Our teachers don’t even care” and “Why does he give so much homework?” We all hear these things, but I’m here to tell you that our teachers care a whole bunch. They give us homework to help us grow as individuals and seek our higher calling. Some of us will grow up to be important businessmen and women, others will adopt careers like engineers and other things. So next time you find yourself starting to complain about homework or tests, DON’T!

Our instructors love us very much, and they don’t just say that, they mean it. Most of the time we take that affection and love for granted, sometimes you just need to stop and think about how much people love you and turn around and send that same type of emotion right back.  Some of that love for us comes from God, if it wasn’t for Him we would probably not have as good as an education as we have now. So in short be thankful that you have a teacher that cares about you.

            As it says in Matthew 18:21-22 “Lord how often will my brothers sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Then Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.” We need to apply this kind of patience to our life, ask God for the strength to forgive someone so many times, and to have the patience to love them enough until they improve.