As a teacher my choices do not only affect me

This article on Billy Graham’s missed opportunities helps remind me of the importance of being aware of our influence on others as teachers.  The choices we make in what we teach, how we teach as well as how much we adapt the teachings to our changing society have consequences.  The more influential one becomes, the greater care we ought to take in cultivating this awareness as these are no longer personal choices when we serve in the role of Dharma teacher.