Across the globe, teachers, parents, and others have dedicated themselves to helping students live their full potential. For me, the meticulous care taken to support student progress brings to thought the image of a mother bird brooding protectively over her young, tenderly guiding their efforts so that they can learn to fend for themselves—an image also used in the Bible to depict God’s nurturing love (see, for instance, Deuteronomy 32:11 ).
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