Can we pass on anything greater to our children than the training to acquire intuition and love?
The magnitude of it makes you want to carefully consider who you are allowing to educate your kids.
Or, at least it does me…
This post makes little sense without this one.
God bless our sweet little kids.
But of course this training will not occur if the teachers do not believe that any given emotional response is any more or less valid than any other. Note the close relationship between this argument and my earlier description of what Maritain believed the teacher can accomplish: “Though intuition and love cannot be taught directly, it is the task of the teacher to help form young people so that when the opportunity comes, outside of school, for them to acquire intuition and love, they will be prepared to do so.”
-Alan Jacobs, The Year Of Our Lord 1943 (Amazon)