Aug 19, 2015
The new academic year is just around the corner. For the next few weeks, this column will address some topics concerning the education our children and young adults irrespective of the type of school they attend or their grade level. All of them deserve a quality education second to none. They are our national treasure, the future of this country. Their education must be our highest priority, and no child must be left behind. Not one. Christian educators look to Jesus the teacher as their Exemplar.
The Icon of Jesus the Teacher
From the beginning of the third century, Jesus has been depicted in several guises, for example, as a young shepherd dressed in a simple tunic, as Jesus the Teacher, and as Christ the Pantocrator, the majestic Ruler of the world. Jesus in his humanity is the visible presence of the hidden God.
One of the earliest and most beloved icons of the universal Church is that of Jesus the Teacher, located in Saint Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai on the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula.