The Difference Teaching Adults and Children

A reading for Wednesday, February 11, 2015: Mark 10:1-16.

There is a difference between teaching adults and children...

Adults hear a teaching and question its accuracy and its worth. They seek out the loopholes. Adults analyze the lesson for its essence, so we know what to pay attention to and what's nonessential. Adults are skeptics. Perhaps we even use teaching to set a trap for the teacher, as in the lesson for today.

Children readily accept the authority of the teacher and believe the teaching without doubt. They ask questions to understand, not to look for ways to avoid obedience. Children are idealistic and optimistic. Children are easily manipulated because of the way they trust the teacher. They are blessed by the teacher, as in the lesson for today.

Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”


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