“We should be measured by the number of leaders we create.” I don’t remember where I saw these words or who spoke them, but I agreed—yes! I want to create leaders. Students who will:
- make change instead of talking about it,
- inspire others to be contributive citizens,
- and encourage their peers to be their best selves.
But a few days later, I heard some words that made this quote seem null—words to make me think that I don’t want my students to be leaders after all.
The true measure of my success as a teacher lies in my ability to create followers. Students who will:
- reject the world and choose Jesus,
- love others as themselves,
- and walk humbly before their God.