“Everything is school”

Jesus Master, the Way, Truth and Life

I love to start and end my prayer  with Jesus as Master, the Way, Truth, and Life, have mercy on us. I have probably uttered “Jesus Master, Way, Truth and Life …” consciously and unconsciously a thousand times. Blessed James Alberione who gave the Pauline Family this prayer wrote that, “Everything is school” and Jesus is the Master or teacher in that school.

If everything is school, then every thing is a learning experience. In the school of Jesus, the master Himself designs the learning experiences that will enable us to learn the truth. These learning experiences are tailored to our needs. Who else will know and understand our uniqueness except the one who crated us to be unique?

Jesus Teaching

If everything is school, then we should always be in the learning mode, not wanting to miss a class, always trying to be in his presence. We know that he does not conduct his classes in a classroom. He likes to do it through field trips, in the temple, in the market, wherever there are human interactions. But he also gives one-on-one tutoring to those humble enough to admit they’re really finding it hard to learn.  His motto:  ‘Life is only a onetime experience, live it in my presence‘.

If everything is school and we have been admitted to the best school we would do everything to stay in that school. It would be foolish for us to leave the class simply because we think we are not doing well or because the assignment are difficult and challenging or our classmates aren’t cool. It would be foolish not to take the class seriously knowing that it is the only way to surely land a job in the company of the Father. (Yes, I think we will still be working when we get there. It will be very boring if we will just be sitting there and listening to the choirs of angels singing.)


2 thoughts on ““Everything is school”

  1. In Jesus’ school, He assigns, trains, forms and empowers assistants, helpers, models, human forms so that we can easily grasp the meaning of the truths He teaches us. We are challenged that after attending His school, we become one of the troups engaged in educating the world toward what is most important in life.

    We become His little mouthpiece, His small hands and His feet, His simple heart and His humble mind that can teach and touch others. Jesus is really a good Teacher and the best one we can ever have.

    Thanks Lines, for so well articulating who Jesus Master is to you and to us.

  2. dear ate lines….i am touched by your sharing. eloquently written. yes, the school of life is what matters….not the universities and colleges that are branded as the place where we learn lessons. what is essential are learned in the school of life. i salute those whose skin have been burnt by the scorching heat of the sun and were not able to finish school, but were able to send their children/ brothers/sisters to school. i salute those who have not been to school, yet so professional in dealing with people. God is in them. and i salute those who help the unschooled. God is in them.

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