Sunday, November 7, 2010
“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.”
William Butler Yeats
Jarryn at 'the ocean floor bed' looking for turtles, QLD Museum.
Oftentimes it is not so much what is taught but how much we love what we teach and how much love for our topic we pass on to our children. We can fill a child up with facts and think a child is educated. But how much better to give them a love for learning, a thirst for understanding that will last a life time.
May we start this fire that will burn for a life time. For this is the ultimate of 'life in all it's fullness', the way God wants us to enjoy his world with Him, the marvelous creator at the centre of our discovery of a beautiful, interesting and challenging world.