Saturday, March 29, 2008

Chicken or the Egg?

In the comments section of the previous post, the highlight seems to be that we have to help our faithful realize that there is a place marked 'X' for every person within the Church. We have to help our faithful realize that they are disciples in the Lord, as we see witnessed during the Easter Season's readings from the Acts of the Apostles.

But in order to be a disciple, we must first know the Lord, and this involves a deep and profound catechesis as to whom Jesus is, why is it important that He founded the Church, and why and how does the Church teach with authority.

But to fully accept these positions, one must be converted by Christ, which means one must be His disciple.

But to be His disciple, we must know about Him.

Hmmm..... I'm sensing a circle here that could get us bogged down.

To keep this from happening, all catechesis must be formational, and formation in discipleship must be solidly catechetical, rooted in and with the Church.

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