If I have the gift of prophesy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails!
When I was a child, I thought like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest is love.
1 Corinthians 13:3-13
I believe all who teach are called by God to serve in this capacity. The passage above describes teachers I work with and those that taught me. Teachers teach because they love what they do and love to work with students. All teachers are worth more than all the gold on earth and deserve our support and respect. They have the most important job-teaching the next generation. My hat is off to all teachers!