Are You Responding to God’s Call?
Faith formation does not end with Confirmation or even marriage. It is a time for new beginnings and exploring the faith through an adult perspective. There is always something to learn and do to help us grow in relationship with God and others.
God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.
Catechism of the Catholic Church ¶1
This, the very first paragraph in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sums up God’s call to us. What should our response be? Of course, our response should be love. But what does love have to do with education? A quote from the always quotable Frank Sheed will help us answer that.
[W]hile it is obvious that an ignorant man can be virtuous, it is equally obvious that ignorance is not a virtue.Knowledge serves love…It serves love in one way by removing misunderstandings which are in the way of love, which at the best blunt love’s edge a little…each new thing learned and meditated about God is a new reason for loving him.
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