Catechesis

Keep These Words in Your Heart

My three-year-old son poured water over my hand with a little shell, anointed my hand with some olive oil in the sign of the cross, and handed me a candle — over and over and over again.

Humble King of Kings

As the king of all, Jesus could have come down from the cross, as the bystanders dared him to do.

A catechism of Nature (6): Circles of disturbance and perception

One’s circle of disturbance is inversely proportional to the size of one’s circle of perception. If you are only aware of what is immediately around you, then you will be more apt to frighten animals you don’t see with your ruckus. There is a spiritual lesson in all of this.