Bearing Witness…Day One

This week I’m at the Bearing Witness Institute. I’ll be spending the week gathering new ideas, methods, and knowledge on the Holocaust, prejudice, and anti-Semitism. I’m honored to be a participant for this experience!

First of all, God has mysterious plans for us that we just need to trust are in our best interest! After an over 2 hour delay, I made it from Columbus, Ohio to Washington DC! It sure did take awhile, but it was worth it!

Seeing over 40 Catholic educators devoting a week of their break to furthering their commitment to students by enhancing their skills and knowledge is inspiring. I was even more inspired by learning that the Bearing Witness program extended from the relationship that was and still is shown between the Catholics and Jews of Cleveland! My city is a strong religious community!

We need to remember that if God asks us to do something that we cannot fail! This is because God gives us the grace to do His work! That is why I’m here! I’m here because God asked me to be here! I will not fail because He is guiding and giving me the grace!

Day 1 of Bearing Witness was about respect! We need to respect and understand our faiths before we understand the power of human relationships! Yet, we are not here to learn about history, we are here to learn about human beings.

Author: acottos

I'm a 5/6 Social Studies teacher who is passionate about education and working for what is best for students. I am an aspiring educational leader who is looking forward to working as a principal or school leader to help further the education of my students and staff.

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