Ushering towards authentic belief
To fully believe in something is not an easy task. The journey to authentic belief requires iterative insighting, that is, we acquire initial insights and (in)validate them, again and again.
Authentic belief cannot be directed. Beliefs imposed by another stand on shaky foundations.
Thus, the vocation of a leader, manager, or teacher includes becoming ushers of students towards acquiring intelligent, reasonable, and responsible beliefs. If it is a sin for learners to doubt (and I think it is not so, for doubts encourage curiosity and eventually insighting), then a greater sin would be for teachers not to accompany the students in realizing what they could learn, do, and who they could be.
John 20:24-29. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-184: JULY 3, 2023]