Welcome Friends. This is David Telbat. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by the terrible tragedy in Florida. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction…” 2 Cor 1:3,4.
Thank you for joining us for my Author Reflection titled, “Live it to Teach it.” I’ve been thinking about how we sometimes use the wrong methods to achieve the right goals. Doesn’t the end justify the means? Well, it seems that’s not what Jesus had in mind when He was teaching His disciples how to care for others. I remember when this lesson was first taught to me—and I’ve been learning it ever since. Hence, it’s what I try to instill in my own life as well as in some of my fictional characters’ lives.
Live It to Teach It
Jesus fully possessed what He offered to His disciples. He could offer righteousness because He was righteous. He could offer mercy because He was merciful. Seems obvious, right? Let’s look a little deeper. He could offer freedom from sin because He knew no sin. The disciples of Jesus—that’s you and me—must live in Christ so we are able to teach others to live like Christ.