Luther on Education

> If I could leave the preaching office and my other duties, or had to do so, there is no other office I would rather have than that of schoolmaster; … for I know that next to that of preaching, this is the best, greatest, and most useful office there is. Indeed, I scarecely know which of the two is the better. For it is hard to make old dogs obedient and old rascals pious. … Young saplings are more easily bent and trained, even though some may break in the process. **It surely has to be one of the supreme virtues on earth faithfully to train other people’s children; for there are very few people, in fact, almost none, who will do this for their own.**

Emphasis added. Taken from: *[A Faithful Church: Issues in the History of Catechesis](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0819212784)*; p 138

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