Therese Benz

Therese Benz
Therese Benz is currently pursuing her M.A. in Theology through the McGrath Institute's Echo Program, through which she also teaches middle school religion at St. John Neumann Catholic School in Knoxville, TN.

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Face-to-Face with Love

Posted by Therese Benz on Feb 12, 2020 7:12:00 AM

The greatest joy of my ministry as a middle-school religion teacher is seeing the faces of my students. Sixty-eight of them pass through my classroom each school day, every one of them a reminder that my work is primarily for another. Despite the multitudinous challenges they present, my students have taught me the truth about service. The joy which comes from working first and foremost for the good of someone other than myself has astounded me, concretizing for me the truth that ministry is life-giving because it is, and only insofar as we receive it as, a face-to-face encounter with Christ. 

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Topics: Eucharistic Adoration, love, teaching, ministry

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