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Matthew 21:23. Authority to Teach. 14 Sep 2023

Mat 21:23 He had gone into the Temple
and was teaching,
when the chief priests
and the elders of the people came to him and said,
'What authority have you for acting like this?
And who gave you this authority?'

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.

It is now 2023 and I am in the Netherlands and, 'Yes', for many schools I need a license to teach others.
In the Catholic church only priests may teach during the mass.

It certainly makes sense to ask for an authority to teach.
Sometimes however teachers show 'authority' just by their teaching. Such a 'natural authority' should not be denied, for it is authentic.


Jesus, guide me to become more aware of natural talents and gifts with people around me.

Authority To teach

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