Teachers open the door; you walk in by yourself. (Chinese proverb)

Maybe you’re not a teacher, but in many ways, you are constantly teaching by what you say and how you act. Someone is usually observing you and learning how to speak or behave. If we could see ourselves as teachers and others around us as learners, perhaps we could be proactive in trying to influence others for good.

And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. (Titus 2:7)